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February 5, 2024

Union members continue push for Public Sector OSHA

AFSCME Council 13 joined elected officials and fellow unions at the PA State Capitol to continue efforts to pass and enact long-overdue Public Sector OSHA on February 5, 2024. AFSCME Local 3130...


December 27, 2023

2023 Year-End Edition of Council 13 Connection available now!

The newest digital edition of the Council 13 Connection is available now! Check it out! Members will receive the Connection via email. To update your email address, log in to MemberLink or...


December 22, 2023

Full schedule of 2024 union training webinars

AFSCME Council 13 has announced a series of union training webinars for members throughout all of 2024! These trainings will build your skills as a local steward, officer, and organizer. See below...


December 20, 2023

Women’s Conference set for March 15-17, 2024!

The 2024 AFSCME Council 13 Women’s Conference is set to take place in Hershey, PA, on March 15-17! This year’s conference will take place under the theme of “Women Behaving Badly,” as...


December 12, 2023

AFSCME members take to State Capitol for Lobby Day

A group of AFSCME Council 13 members took to the State Capitol in Harrisburg on December 12 for meetings with various legislators about important policies that impact working people, including public sector...


November 20, 2023

Find community service opportunities through United Way ‘Holiday Connections’

United Way of the Capital Region has published ‘Holiday Connections,’ a guide to the community service events and projects in central Pennsylvania available for you to volunteer with. This is a great...

PRESS RELEASE: AFSCME Council 13 applauds House passage of retiree COLA bill, urges passage by State Senate

November 15, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: AFSCME Council 13 applauds House passage of retiree COLA bill, urges passage by State Senate

Harrisburg, PA (November 15, 2023) – AFSCME Council 13 applauds the passage of House Bill 1416 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which brings tens of thousands of state retirees one step...


November 14, 2023

Western District Councils join forces for Education Conference

Members of District Councils 83, 84, and 85, joined forces at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County for the 2023 Western Education Conference on November 10-12. The conference began with remarks...

2023-2027 Master Agreement and Memoradum now available online

November 8, 2023

2023-2027 Master Agreement and Memoradum now available online

The new Master Agreement and Master Memorandum between members of AFSCME Council 13 and their employer, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, are available on the home page of Each document includes at...


November 3, 2023

AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Program 2023 winners announced

Congratulations to the 26 winners of the 2023 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Program! $17,000 in scholarships were awarded to the children and grandchildren of Council 13 members and retirees. Each winner will...