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AFSCME Council 13 demands impact bargaining with Commonwealth over essential employees

March 27, 2020

AFSCME Council 13 demands impact bargaining with Commonwealth over essential employees

AFSCME Council 13 has notified the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of its interest to impact bargain over essential employees who are working through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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March 20, 2020

AFSCME Council 13 members keep public services alive amid pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has had far-reaching effects on public services and the workers who power them. AFSCME members have been on the front lines of keeping communities running through these unprecedented times....

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March 20, 2020

Share your story: AFSCME launches Countable campaign for members working through pandemic

AFSCME members are on the frontlines, doing what we always do: putting our communities first.  Our work is often taken for granted, but we need to let the public know that while...

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March 19, 2020

The LABOR School at Penn State to offer free webinars this month

 On behalf of Heather Manning, Outreach for the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State: This moment of heightened safety precautions and economic insecurity highlights the critical need for solidarity...

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March 18, 2020

AFSCME Council 13 Convention POSTPONED

The 48th annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention, originally scheduled for April 24-26, has been postponed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. No new date has yet been set. This decision was made...

AFSCME Council 13 to continue servicing members remotely amid coronavirus outbreak

March 16, 2020

AFSCME Council 13 to continue servicing members remotely amid coronavirus outbreak

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, AFSCME Council 13 and its district councils will be restricting in-person visits to offices and will use phone/videoconferencing services to continue to serve members....

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March 12, 2020

Statement from Executive Director David Fillman on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

As of this notice, 22 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been reported in Pennsylvania. This number is expected to rise, and state agencies and other employers of AFSCME-represented workers are...

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March 5, 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

UPDATE (March 6, 2020): Testing for COVID–19 (coronavirus) will be $0 copay for Aetna members that qualify (based on CDC guidelines for testing). This includes PEBTF-covered commonwealth employees. Click here to read...

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January 23, 2020

Organizing Victory!

The workers of Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing voted by a count of 31-27 for representation by AFSCME District Council 84. This brings 85 new workers to AFSCME ranks. Welcome...

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January 15, 2020

Organizing Victory!

The workers of the Tioga/Bradford County Housing Authority and Tioga County Redevelopment Authority voted by a count of 21-2 via mail-in ballot for representation by AFSCME District Council 87. This brings 25...