Posted on 09/11/2014 by Jennifer George
Education shouldn’t be a money-making scheme!
- Did you know that charter schools are funded by taxpayers like you but run by private corporations without the oversight demanded of traditional public schools?
- Many charter corporations pay their executives six or seven figure salaries. Recently, a growing number of charters have come under investigation for fraud and other crimes.
- Here in York, a charter corporation wants to take over our schools and profit off our kids. Charter CEOs will make a killing, but you will lose your say in how local schools are run.
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Posted on 09/05/2014 by Jennifer George
On September 4, volunteers from Pennsylvania’s labor movement working for Tom Wolf’s gubernatorial campaign gathered at AFSCME Council 13 to begin strategizing for a crucial election that is just nine weeks away.
Staff and members from all over Pennsylvania representing AFSCME, PA AFL-CIO and ALF joined for one cause – electing Tom Wolf as governor of Pennsylvania.
AFSCME Council 13 Assistant Legislative Director Michael Maguire, PA AFL-CIO Treasurer Frank Snyder, PA AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale, PA AFL-CIO Data Coordinator...
Posted on 07/28/2014 by William Kauffman
AFSCME Council 13 announces its 31st Biennial Non-State Education Conference from September 19 to September 21. The conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg. Final registration cut-off is August 31. Members can make reservations online here OR call the hotel at 717-233-6000 or 1-800-HILTONS and ask to make a reservation for the "AFSCME Non-State" Conference.
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Posted on 07/25/2014 by William Kauffman
More than 1,000 postal workers and allies gathered in downtown Chicago on Tuesday to promote a boycott against Staples as part of the American Postal Workers Union's (APWU) "Stop Staples" campaign. This rally is a part of the effort to stop what appears to be privatization-in-disguise of the United States Postal Service. AFSCME International as well as Council 13's Executive Board have both endorsed this effort along with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
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Posted on 07/10/2014 by William Kauffman
Governor Tom Corbett announced that he has signed the Pennsylvania budget and fiscal code. While this is a bare bones budget, we have fought back the privatization of liquor stores, pension reform and paycheck protection, for now. State employees will continue to be paid.
Corbett also announced that he line-item vetoed $65 million from lawmakers' budget and $7.2 million from projects designated by the Legislature. He then went on to urge lawmakers to address pension reform again.
Posted on 06/13/2014 by Jennifer George
At a board meeting on Thursday, June 13, the executive board of District Council 87 of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, voted unanimously to appoint Kerri Gallagher to the position of Director effective immediately.
"Kerri’s dedication and experience with AFSCME will help to keep Council 87 moving in the right direction", said David Fillman, Executive Director of Council 13.
Posted on 06/11/2014 by Jennifer George
AFSCME Council 13 has announced its endorsement of Democratic candidate for Governor and previous Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Tom Wolf. After holding a meeting with Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee, a panel of Council 13 members who vote on the endorsement of state candidates, voted unanimously to endorse Wolf.