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July 24, 2021

FREE WEBINAR: Officer Training

This training is for first-time AFSCME Council 13 local officers looking to understand the duties of local chair officers and executive board members. Participants will gain knowledge designed for preparing to fulfill...


July 21, 2021

AFSCME Council 13 recognizes Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week

AFSCME Council 13 is proud to represent the public safety professionals who work in every stage of the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania. This week, we give special recognition to those who...


July 19, 2021

New digital edition of Council 13 Connection available now!

The newest digital edition of the Council 13 Connection is available now! Check it out!


July 15, 2021

PASSHE approves job-cutting university consolidation

AFSCME Council 13 is extremely disappointed in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors’ unanimous decision to approve the consolidation of six of the system’s 14 universities into...

Commonwealth warns of unemployment benefits fraud activity

June 28, 2021

Commonwealth warns of unemployment benefits fraud activity

The Pennsylvania Office of Administration issued the following message to Commonwealth employees regarding an increase in fraudulent attempts to apply for unemployment benefits using previously stolen identities. AFSCME members at state AND...


June 13, 2021


AFSCME Council 13’s Education & Resources Department is hosting a three-part webinar series on becoming a union steward! Webinars will take place on July 13, 14, and 15 at 6:00-8:30 PM each day. This is a members-only...


June 9, 2021

Sportsmen’s Club hats and calendars available now!

The AFSCME Council 13 Sportsmen’s Club is now offering hats and calendars for purchase online or by calling the Member Resource Center at 1-800-5-AFSCME. The camouflage hats are perfect for your next...


May 24, 2021

Spousal Attestation due by August 2

The Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund’s (PEBTF) annual spousal attestation process will begin on June 1, 2021, for employees who were hired on or after August 1, 2003. Commonwealth employees covered by...


May 20, 2021

AFSCME representatives testify on public sector OSHA, PASSHE consolidation

May 20 was another day of action as AFSCME representatives took their cases to Pennsylvania’s legislators in an attempt to save members’ jobs and make those jobs safer. AFSCME Council 13 Legislative...


May 17, 2021

AFSCME members testify against PASSHE job cuts

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on the impact of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) redesign plan on Monday, May 17. Along with students, Association of...