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March 28, 2022

District Councils 86 and 87 combine for leadership conference

AFSCME members from District Councils 86 and 87 gathered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, from March 25-27, 2022, for a leadership conference centered around member-to-member organizing and stronger local unions. Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter...


March 9, 2022

Updated room reservation link for 2022 Council 13 Convention

It has come to the attention of Council 13 that the link for room reservations included in the Council 13 Convention Call is broken. Please instead use the following link for room...


March 6, 2022

Council 13 Women’s Conference raises $10,000 for Safe Berks

Council 13 sisters (and brothers) reunited in Hershey, PA, to embrace a New Horizon, build their union skills, and benefit a great cause, at the 2022 Women’s Conference on March 4-5, 2022....


March 1, 2022

2022 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Program now open!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Program! AFSCME Council 13’s Scholarship Program is for Members Only. Scholarships are one-time-only payments, which may be applied toward educational...


February 28, 2022

Franklin County Housing Authority workers ratify first union contract

Congratulations to the workers at Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) for ratifying their first union contract on February 28, 2022! This major victory for the individuals who deliver high quality public housing...


February 18, 2022

Council 13 accepting last minute registrations for Women’s Conference!

The AFSCME Council 13 Women’s Conference is coming up on March 4-6, 2022, and your union is now accepting last minute registrations! Please join us for this event where we will focus...


February 17, 2022

Organizing Victory!

The workers at Ambridge Municipal Authority in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, have succeeded in their efforts to be represented by AFSCME District Council 84. This brings six new workers to AFSCME ranks. Welcome...

AFSCME Council 13 urges funding of public workforce following budget address

February 8, 2022

AFSCME Council 13 urges funding of public workforce following budget address

Harrisburg, PA (February 8, 2022) – AFSCME Council 13 is calling on Pennsylvania’s state legislature to enact the many pro-worker initiatives outlined in Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal and utilize what is...


February 1, 2022

50th Annual Council 13 Convention Announcement – Make Reservations Today

The 50th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention will be held at The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, PA, April 29 through May 1, 2022. The Convention Call has been mailed to...


January 27, 2022

AFSCME Council 13 endorses AG Josh Shapiro for PA Governor

Harrisburg, PA (January 27, 2022) – Members of AFSCME Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee, which consists of rank-and-file union members from across the commonwealth, voted unanimously to endorse Attorney General Josh Shapiro...