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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...


April 22, 2022

Organizing Victory!

The laundry and housekeeping workers at Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Luzerne County have voted by a count of 6-0 for representation by AFSCME District Council 87. This brings...


April 14, 2022

Council 13 calls for justice and work zone awareness following hit-and-run incident

Following the hit-and-run that injured a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) laborer in Cumberland County on Wednesday, April 13, AFSCME Council 13 is calling for justice for that worker through the apprehension...


April 7, 2022

CONTRACT VICTORY: Ambridge Municipal workers realize union difference

Congratulations to the workers at Ambridge Municipal Authority (AMA) in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for ratifying a strong first union contract! This major victory for the individuals who deliver high quality public services...


March 28, 2022

District Councils 86 and 87 combine for leadership conference

AFSCME members from District Councils 86 and 87 gathered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, from March 25-27, 2022, for a leadership conference centered around member-to-member organizing and stronger local unions. Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter...


March 9, 2022

Updated room reservation link for 2022 Council 13 Convention

It has come to the attention of Council 13 that the link for room reservations included in the Council 13 Convention Call is broken. Please instead use the following link for room...


March 6, 2022

Council 13 Women’s Conference raises $10,000 for Safe Berks

Council 13 sisters (and brothers) reunited in Hershey, PA, to embrace a New Horizon, build their union skills, and benefit a great cause, at the 2022 Women’s Conference on March 4-5, 2022....


March 1, 2022

2022 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Program now open!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Program! AFSCME Council 13’s Scholarship Program is for Members Only. Scholarships are one-time-only payments, which may be applied toward educational...


February 28, 2022

Franklin County Housing Authority workers ratify first union contract

Congratulations to the workers at Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) for ratifying their first union contract on February 28, 2022! This major victory for the individuals who deliver high quality public housing...