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August 31, 2020

FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Become a Union Steward!

AFSCME Council 13’s Education & Resources Department is hosting a three-part webinar series on becoming a union steward! Webinars will take place on September 15, 16, and 17 at 6:00-8:00 PM each...


August 18, 2020

David Fillman reelected, David Henderson elected AFSCME International Vice Presidents

By acclamation, AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman was reelected and AFSCME District Council 85 Director David Henderson was elected as International Vice President of AFSCME. “I have never been more...


August 18, 2020

First-ever virtual AFSCME Council 13 Convention set for October 23

The 48th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, October 23. The Convention Call was mailed on Tuesday, August 18, to all Local Presidents. It will include further...


August 14, 2020

Pennsylvania delegates strengthen first-ever virtual AFSCME Convention

AFSCME hosted its 44th International Convention virtually on August 13 and 14. It will be concluded on Wednesday, September 2. AFSCME President Lee Saunders opened the Convention with a keynote address, urging...

AFSCME Council 13 endorses candidates for Pennsylvania’s row offices

August 12, 2020

AFSCME Council 13 endorses candidates for Pennsylvania’s row offices

AFSCME Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee endorsed Josh Shapiro and Joe Torsella in their bids for re-election as Pennsylvania Attorney General and Treasurer, respectively, and endorsed Dr. Nina Ahmad in her bid...


August 10, 2020

Free webinar: Treasurer Training

This training is for current or aspiring local treasurers, presidents, and trustees. Review the Financial Standards Code of AFSCME and develop the skills to make sure your local is fiscally sound. Learn...


August 3, 2020

Free Webinar: How to VIRTUALLY Host a Local Meeting with Zoom

Want to take your meetings virtual during these uncertain times but aren’t sure where to start? Want to increase participation in your local meetings and events? We have a plan for you....


July 31, 2020

“Adapt and Overcome”: District Council 86 hosts outdoor delegate assembly

As we continue to navigate the new normal in a world altered by COVID-19, we are finding innovative ways to push the labor movement forward and conduct the business of our union....


July 22, 2020

Labor leaders testify in joint hearing on COVID-19 worker protections

AFSCME Council 13 Assistant to the Executive Director Tom Lipko joined labor leaders to testify to the Joint Democratic Senate & House Policy Committee Hearing on Worker Protection, where he advocated for...


July 17, 2020

AFSCME introduces Online Leadership Academy

AFSCME has launched a series of free webinars for members only that will support your leadership development, strengthen your union-building skills, and offer you innovative strategies to increase union activism during these...