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March 16, 2018

Organizing Victory!

The workers of South Hanover Township voted by a count of 5-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 90. This brings eight new workers to AFSCME’s ranks. The unit consists of four...


February 27, 2018

AFSCME Council 13 signs three-year contract with NHS

AFSCME Council 13 signed a new three-year contract with Northwestern Human Services (NHS) on Tuesday. Executive Director David Fillman and Assistant to the Executive Director Darrin Spann, along with the AFSCME and...


February 27, 2018

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case which threatens to impose nationwide “right-to-work” on America’s public sector unions. The Janus case is...


February 26, 2018

46th Annual Council 13 Convention Announcement – Make Reservations Today

The 46th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention will be held at The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, PA, April 27 through April 29, 2018. The Convention Call was mailed Wednesday, February...

PennDOT worker, AFSCME member loses life on the job

February 20, 2018

PennDOT worker, AFSCME member loses life on the job

On Saturday, February 17, Robert Gensimore, 45, of Spruce Creek, Pa., lost his life on the job “while trying to keep other people safe,” as described by the Centre Daily Times. Gensimore...


January 26, 2018

Working People’s Day of Action: Philadelphia

On Saturday, February 24, cities all across America will host the Working People’s Days of Action, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a rally taking place in Thomas Paine Plaza from 10 a.m. to...


January 18, 2018

Cedar Haven workers fill Lebanon County Commissioners meeting

As they approach three months on strike, 60 members of AFSCME Local 2732 (Cedar Haven) filled a Lebanon County Commissioners meeting to deliver more than 1,250 cards signed by residents of the...


January 8, 2018

Honor fallen sanitation workers with moment of silence on February 1

As part of I AM 2018, public service workers, union members and human beings everywhere are being asked to observe a moment of silence on February 1, 2018, to honor Echol Cole...


December 13, 2017

Senate Bill 166 defeated in PA House

Senate Bill 166, a “Paycheck Protection” bill, was defeated in a Tuesday evening vote by 102-90 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. More accurately described as Paycheck Deception, this type of policy...


December 7, 2017

Trump administration sides against unions in major Supreme Court case

The Office of the Solicitor General, under the jurisdiction of President Donald Trump, submitted a brief in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case on Wednesday, siding against public employee unions. The...