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2019 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship now open!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship! AFSCME Council 13’s Scholarship Program is for Members Only. Scholarships are one-time-only payments, which may be applied toward...

Supreme Court assault on workers’ rights begins with arbitration case

The United States Supreme Court ruled this week in the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis case that companies may require workers to settle employment disputes through individual arbitration rather than...

Governor Wolf proposes 2017-18 state budget

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf outlined his 2017-18 state budget proposal today in his annual budget address. The $32.3 billion budget proposal includes a plan to tackle Pennsylvania’s $3 billion...

AFSCME Council 13 signs three-year contract with NHS

AFSCME Council 13 signed a new three-year contract with Northwestern Human Services (NHS) on Tuesday. Executive Director David Fillman and Assistant to the Executive Director Darrin Spann, along with the...

AFSCME member advances career thanks to Free College Benefit

Robin Cartwright of AFSCME Local 2536 is going from being a Communications Operator with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole to an Intelligence Analyst with the Pennsylvania State Police....

Pension reform bill passes in state Senate

On Monday, June 5, the Pennsylvania state Senate passed Senate Bill 1, a bipartisan pension reform bill that is expected to make its way through the House and to Governor...

Executive Director

David Fillman is the Executive Director of Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. In 2002, Fillman was unanimously elected by the Executive Board to...

Council 13 members receive Governor’s Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to the 49 recipients of this year’s Governor’s Awards for Excellence, including AFSCME Council 13 members Brian Garrity (Local 2245, State Supervisory – District 8), Jason Reuter (Local...

AFSCME Council 13, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sign four-year state employee contract

AFSCME Council 13 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed the new state employee contract on August 28, 2019, finalizing the four-year agreement. Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman and...

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case which threatens to impose nationwide “right-to-work” on America’s public sector unions. The Janus...