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August 28, 2019

AFSCME Council 13, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sign four-year state employee contract

AFSCME Council 13 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed the new state employee contract on August 28, 2019, finalizing the four-year agreement. Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman and Pennsylvania Secretary of...

Rally to save Polk Center planned for Labor Day

August 26, 2019

Rally to save Polk Center planned for Labor Day

WHAT: Rally to save Polk State Center. WHO: All are welcome! This decision affects countless lives in the community and beyond. We need as many people as possible to come out and...

Save Our Centers: Download flyers for DHS hearings on closure of Polk, White Haven Center

August 19, 2019

Save Our Centers: Download flyers for DHS hearings on closure of Polk, White Haven Center

On August 14, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the closure of Polk State Center and White Haven State Center. These centers are the homes of hundreds of residents...

AFSCME Council 13 opposes DHS decision to close two state centers

August 14, 2019

AFSCME Council 13 opposes DHS decision to close two state centers

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced plans to close Polk State Center in Venango County and White Haven State Center in Luzerne County over the course of three years....

Lawmakers must address parolee issue with input from employees

August 8, 2019

Lawmakers must address parolee issue with input from employees

Harrisburg, PA (August 8, 2019) – AFSCME Council 13 is proud to represent those working to keep our communities safe in Pennsylvania’s correctional system, including correctional officers, probation officers and parole agents....

Trustmark Voluntary Insurance deduction to be doubled, refunded due to error

July 31, 2019

Trustmark Voluntary Insurance deduction to be doubled, refunded due to error

The following statement was released by Trustmark. To summarize, an error occurred that will cause a double deduction to be taken from participating employees’ paychecks on the August 2 pay date, which...

Pay raises for commonwealth employees to be retroacted upon IFO approval

July 26, 2019

Pay raises for commonwealth employees to be retroacted upon IFO approval

Many Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees have reached out to AFSCME Council 13 concerning the three percent general pay increase that is scheduled to go into effect for July 2019. Employees will receive...

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July 22, 2019

Norristown Codes Department becomes first nationally accredited program in Pennsylvania

The Municipality of Norristown’s Department of Buildings & Code Enforcement recently attained accreditation from the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) for its Code Enforcement Program. The Municipality of Norristown is the...

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July 16, 2019

AFSCME joins fight against Spotted Lanternflies in PA

Governor Tom Wolf joined Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), Penn State University and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at a wooded area near...

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July 1, 2019

AFSCME Council 13 members ratify four-year contract with Commonwealth

Commonwealth employees represented by AFSCME Council 13 voted overwhelmingly in favor of a four-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A tentative agreement was reached on May 30 after months of negotiations...