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September 20, 2017

AFSCME Council 13 endorses judicial candidates

On Tuesday, September 19, AFSCME Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee met in Harrisburg to hear from candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court, and vote on who the union...


September 13, 2017

Support AFSCME members affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc on the people of Florida and surrounding areas. AFSCME members around the country opened their hearts and their wallets to donate more than $50,000 to the victims...


September 11, 2017

URGENT: Scam targeting AFSCME members

AFSCME has been made aware that a sophisticated phishing and phone scam appears to be targeting AFSCME membership. The email, supposedly from AFSCME International President Lee Saunders and in a screenshot below,...


August 31, 2017

Support AFSCME sisters and brothers in Texas

The areas heavily-impacted by Hurricane Harvey are home to around 7,400 AFSCME members. Not only that – AFSCME members are on the front lines of the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts. In...


August 29, 2017

Lancaster County employees step up to the plate for a good cause

On a sunny afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pa., members of AFSCME Local 1738 (Lancaster County Prison), as well as employees from Adult Probation and Parole, the Youth Intervention Center...


July 31, 2017

Enroll in the Quit For Life program and kick the tobacco habit!

For a limited time, Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) members, ages 19 and older, have the opportunity to enroll in the Quit For Life program at no additional cost as part...

One week left to complete PEBTF Spouse/Domestic Partner Attestation

July 24, 2017

One week left to complete PEBTF Spouse/Domestic Partner Attestation

The deadline for PEBTF Spouse/Domestic Partner Attestation is July 31, 2017.  If you were hired on or after August 1, 2003, and you have your spouse or domestic partner enrolled in your...


July 22, 2017

Council 13 hosts first ever AFSCME Activist Exchange

Nineteen activists from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington DC gathered in Harrisburg for the first-ever AFSCME Activist Exchange. Council 13 is proud to host this event, which provided...


July 19, 2017

AFSCME members at Clarion University sponsor Red Cross blood drive

During the summer months, when very few students roam the campus of Clarion University, AFSCME Local 2623 members are still there making it happen. They service the students who remain on campus...


July 7, 2017

Unions fight for freedom: A message from President Lee Saunders

Freedom means more than making a living. It means the ability to financially support your family and have time to be there for them. AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains how corporate interest...