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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...


May 16, 2021

FREE WEBINAR: New Employee Outreach

Please join us for New Employee Outreach on Wednesday, June 16 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...


May 10, 2021

Discount Hersheypark tickets available now for Council 13 members

AFSCME Council 13 is excited to announce the return of its discount theme park ticket program with a new offer for Hersheypark tickets! Council 13 members can order physical Hersheypark tickets to...


May 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...

AFSCME International surveying members via email

May 6, 2021

AFSCME International surveying members via email

AFSCME International has contracted research firm Ipsos to survey members nationwide via email. Email addresses are selected at random and answers are kept completely confidential. The results of this survey will only...

PRESS RELEASE: PASSHE consolidation plan worse than expected for workers

April 28, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: PASSHE consolidation plan worse than expected for workers

Harrisburg, PA (April 28, 2021) – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors voted on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, to open a 60-day public comment period on their...