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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...


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...