Posted on 11/19/2014 by Billy Kauffman
The deadline is rapidly approaching for Commonwealth employees and their spouses to get a wellness screening through the PEBTF’s Get Healthy program in order to earn the health care contribution waiver for 2014-2015.
Posted on 11/18/2014 by Jennifer George
AFSCME Council 13's 2015 Women's Conference will be held on March 6-8, 2015 at the Lancaster Marriott Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. The conference is themed women warriors. Early bird registration cut-off is January 10, 2015 and final registration cut-off is February 10, 2015. Click here for more information about the conference.
Posted on 11/07/2014 by Jennifer George
First, I can’t thank the AFSCME leaders, members and staff enough for their hard work as well as sacrificing their free time in this mid-term election. It was well worth the time and effort. Also, congratulations to all the winners in Tuesday’s elections; some we endorsed, some we did not.
To say the results are a mixed bag would be an understatement here and nationwide. First, Governor Corbett made PA history by being the first Governor to not win a 2nd term in 60 years. We did not endorse Governor Corbett and it was not because we left him; he left us. We endorsed him 2 times when...
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Posted on 11/05/2014 by Jennifer George
For the first time in over 40 years, history was made last night in Pennsylvania, as Tom Wolf defeated incumbent Governor Tom Corbett. AFSCME Council 13 would like to congratulate Tom Wolf on his win. Executive Director, David Fillman said, "This is a historic moment in Pennsylvania history, and i'm excited that the person who will actually look out for our Commonwealth's working families won. We have a lot of work to do but we got the right person to work with. Thank you to all our union sisters and brothers who worked so hard to get out the vote - it has certainly paid off."
Posted on 11/04/2014 by Jennifer George
Today, November 4th the polls will open at 7 a.m. for the general election. AFSCME Council 13 encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote. Remember, you can NOT be denied the right to vote and you should NOT be asked to show any form of identification to vote. If you need help finding your polling place click here.
Posted on 10/30/2014 by Jennifer George
On October 30th 2014, the Minersville Borough Streets Water and Sewer Department employees voted by a count of 6-3 for DC 89 to be their collective bargaining agent. Welcome to the AFSCME family!
Posted on 10/27/2014 by Jennifer George
State Senator Scott Wagner drew statewide headlines when he compared the methods of labor unions to those of Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin.
“The unions are about power and control,” Wagner said on the Senate floor. “And there are two things that I continue to remember about power and control. There was a gentleman by the name of Hitler, he was about power and control. There’s a gentleman by the name of Putin, who’s across the ocean, that’s about power and control.”