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Governor Wolf signs executive order to raise minimum wage for some state employees

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order on Monday that raises the minimum wage for certain state employees under his jurisdiction, as well as state government contractors. The order would...

AFSCME members receive Governor’s Awards for Excellence

On Monday, May 22, 37 Pennsylvania state employees were recognized for their outstanding service to the citizens of the commonwealth with the Governor’s Awards for Excellence. Among those 37 people...

AFSCME Local 2163 raises $1,300 for Variety‚Äôs “My Bike” program

AFSCME Council 13, its district councils and local unions have been a major part of Variety’s “My Bike” program, which provides adaptive bikes to disabled children in need in Pennsylvania,...

AFSCME Council 13 Steering Committee unanimously endorses DePasquale, Shapiro, Torsella

Harrisburg, PA (March 8, 2016) – AFSCME Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee met on Tuesday to interview candidates for Auditor General, Attorney General and Treasurer. Council 13 is proud to...

UPDATE: Tentative agreement and changes to health benefits

There has been a massive online response to the news that AFSCME Council 13 reached a tentative agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the agreement was approved by Council...

It’s Time for a National Minimum Wage Increase

With the passing of the ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city of Seattle, Washington, the time is ripe for the country to demand...

Council 13 officers and trustees sworn in

An election was held over the past weekend during the AFSCME Council 13 Convention to elect officers and trustees of Council 13’s Executive Board. Re-elected and newly-elected officers and trustees...

Facts About Act 120 and Senate Bill 1

Facts About Act 120 What is the problem? Pennsylvania faced an imminent “pension spike,” meaning employer (the state) contribution rates were headed to a 500% increase, which would have cost...

AFSCME Local 2944 members aid Hurricane Florence victims

Helping others is nothing new for Kevin Trafka, President of AFSCME Local 2944 (Lower Paxton/Middle Paxton/Susquehanna and Swatara Townships/Penbrook and Steelton Boroughs). What is new, however, is the level of...

AFSCME Council 13 member to appear on Brotherhood Outdoors

AFSCME Local 1347 (SCI Camp Hill) member Stephen Noll will appear on Brotherhood Outdoors during the Sportsman Channel’s Buck Fever Marathon on Saturday, October 6, 2018! The following was released...