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December 7, 2021

Union siblings, family members gather for Juan Carter bench dedication

Friends, family, and union siblings of the late Juan Carter gathered in downtown Harrisburg on December 1, 2021, for a bench dedication ceremony to honor a man remembered for his big laugh...

AFSCME Council 13 mourns on-the-job death of Blair County corrections officer

November 18, 2021

AFSCME Council 13 mourns on-the-job death of Blair County corrections officer

The members, leaders, and staff of AFSCME Council 13 send their deepest condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Blair County Prison Corrections Officer and AFSCME Local 3157 member Rhonda Russell,...


November 17, 2021

District Council 87 to serve as Marine Toys For Tots Campaign drop site

AFSCME District Council 87 is proud to once again serve as a Marine Toys for Tots Campaign drop site! Any contribution you can make during this challenging time is appreciated. Cash is...


November 9, 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...


October 25, 2021

Council 13 delegates play ball, handle business at 49th Convention

Delegates to the 49th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention covered all the bases at FNB Field in Harrisburg during what was a memorable, unique, and sometimes rainy event on October 23, 2021....


October 8, 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 November 8, 9, and 10 at 6:00-8:30 PM each day. This is a members-only...


October 7, 2021

District Councils 84 and 85 unite for fall education conference

AFSCME members from District Councils 84 and 85 gathered in Erie, Pennsylvania, from October 1-3 for an education conference centered around building union power as well as showing gratitude to the front-line...


October 4, 2021

FREE WEBINAR: New Employee Outreach

Please join us for New Employee Outreach on Thursday, November 4 at 2:00-4:00 PM or 6:00-8:00 PM. Learn why it is so critical to talk to a new employee their first day...


September 28, 2021

Call Center Phone Outage

AFSCME Council 13 is currently experiencing a phone outage. We are working on resolving the issue and hope to have the Member Resource Center back up soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.


September 21, 2021

State College school employees negotiate back pay after COVID-induced concessions

As the pandemic took hold of our lives in 2020, public and private employers alike tried to cut back on all expenses, including payroll. Labor unions were there to protect their members...