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July 16, 2019

AFSCME joins fight against Spotted Lanternflies in PA

Governor Tom Wolf joined Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), Penn State University and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at a wooded area near...


July 1, 2019

AFSCME Council 13 members ratify four-year contract with Commonwealth

Commonwealth employees represented by AFSCME Council 13 voted overwhelmingly in favor of a four-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A tentative agreement was reached on May 30 after months of negotiations...


June 24, 2019

UPMC, Highmark agree to 10-year deal

Following a Commonwealth Court ruling that the UPMC/Highmark consent decrees could not be extended, Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that UPMC and Highmark have agreed to enter a...


June 20, 2019

Commonwealth employees must complete Spousal Attestation

Commonwealth employees covered by the Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) must complete their Spousal Attestation by July 31, 2019, to confirm that their spouse or domestic partner is still eligible for...


June 12, 2019

Organizing Victory!

The workers at the Lycoming Pre-Release Center voted by a count of 19-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 86. This victory brings 26 new workers to AFSCME ranks. Welcome to the...


June 11, 2019

AFSCME Free College Benefit: For spouses, too!

You may know that AFSCME members are eligible for the Free College Benefit through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC), but did you know that it is available for the family of AFSCME...


May 31, 2019

AFSCME Council 13, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania reach tentative agreement for four-year state employee contract

Negotiators for AFSCME Council 13 have reached a tentative agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a four-year contract for state employees. Council 13’s rank-and-file negotiators have spent the last few months...


May 21, 2019

Organizing Victory!

The Parking Enforcement Officers of the Lancaster Parking Authority voted by a count of 4-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 89. This brings six new workers to the existing bargaining unit...


May 20, 2019

Council 13 members receive Governor’s Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to the 49 recipients of this year’s Governor’s Awards for Excellence, including AFSCME Council 13 members Brian Garrity (Local 2245, State Supervisory – District 8), Jason Reuter (Local 2367, State Supervisory...


May 9, 2019

State contract negotiations update

Contract negotiations between AFSCME Council 13 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are ongoing with numerous sessions having taken place in recent weeks and more taking place this week. Eighty rank-and-file negotiators from...