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July 27, 2022

FREE WEBINAR! Workers’ Compensation: What Are My Rights After a Work Injury?

Please join us on Tuesday, August 2 at 6 PM for a free webinar hosted by Michael Dryden, Esquire, from Willig, Williams and Davidson! REGISTER HERE! This workshop will address the practical,...


July 22, 2022

Fighting Outsourcing Attempts: Register today for Article 43 training!

As outsourcing attempts continue, now is a great time for AFSCME members in the Commonwealth to polish up on their knowledge about Article 43 and Subcontracting. On Tuesday, July 26, AFSCME Council...


July 10, 2022

Council 13 mourns loss of PA labor pioneer Jerry McEntee

Executive Director David Henderson on the passing of AFSCME President Emeritus and former Council 13 Executive Director Gerald W. McEntee: “The entire Council 13 family is deeply saddened at the loss of...


June 13, 2022

2022 Amusement Park Discounts for Council 13 Members Only!

AFSCME Council 13 is excited to announce its discount amusement park ticket program is back in full force for 2022! Your union has negotiated discounts with the following attractions: Hersheypark (Hershey, PA),...


June 13, 2022

Register today for 45th UALE NE Summer School for Women

The 45th UALE Northeast Summer School for Women in Unions and Worker Organizations will take place July 25-29, 2022! Registration closes Wednesday, June 22! You can register online today by visiting


June 3, 2022

Council 13 mourns loss of Lackawanna County CO

The AFSCME Council 13 family sends its deepest condolences to the family of Fred Demich, Jr., a member of AFSCME Local 2736 who passed away on May 28, 2022, due to a...


June 3, 2022

Organizing Victory!

Employees of the Victims Resource Center (VRC) in northeastern Pennsylvania voted for representation with AFSCME District Council 87, including both professional and nonprofessional employees. This brings 12 new workers to AFSCME ranks....


May 25, 2022

Governor recognizes excellent performance of AFSCME members

Every day, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is powered by thousands of AFSCME members and other hardworking individuals who deliver excellent public services while often going above and beyond in the line of...


May 19, 2022

VMOs hit the streets during 2022 Leadership Institute

AFSCME Council 13 members from all eight District Councils gathered in Harrisburg from May 16-19 for the 2022 Leadership Institute, which focused on training Volunteer Member Organizers (VMOs) in recruiting members and...


May 5, 2022

History Made: Council 13 hosts 50th Annual Convention

It was an event of reflection and celebration, as well as resolution and preparation, at the 50th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention in Hershey, PA, from April 29-May 1, 2022. Things kicked...