Posted on 11/11/2015 by William Kauffman
AFSCME members’ work on and off the job touches people’s lives in more ways than most realize. Whether serving the public at work, vigorously volunteering in their communities or serving our country in the military, AFSCME members are making it happen.
Posted on 11/10/2015 by William Kauffman
On Saturday, November 21, AFSCME District Council 88 will be hosting a Student Debt Relief Clinic for AFSCME members only. This workshop will teach members how to get on track to completely eliminating their student debt. The clinic is 10 a.m. until noon at 3031 Walton Rd., Building C, Suite 300, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Space is limited, and registration is required, so be sure to call Stephanie Harris at 610-825-4944 to register as soon as possible.
Click here to view the flyer.
Posted on 10/23/2015 by Jennifer George
AFSCME members want the candidate who will tackle the issues that affect our quality of life, like paid family and sick leave, student loan debt, retirement security and making it easier instead of harder for working people to join together in strong unions and stand together for wages and benefits that can sustain our families. What we also heard was AFSCME members want the candidate who will be the most effective champion for working families, and who will be able to deliver a victory in this critically important election.
What we heard most, is that AFSCME members believe that candidate is Hillary Clinton. To read the full press release, click the 'Read the Full Article' button.
Posted on 10/14/2015 by William Kauffman
On October 10, AFSCME sister Joyce Rode passed away at age 72. Joyce devoted 32 years to serving AFSCME District Council 88 as a clerical, and eventually an office manager. She worked as a clerical under Ed Keller when he was Director of DC 88, and was office manager under Directors Cliff Norman, David Fillman and Bob Cooper. Joyce was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, and lived in East Norriton for 17 years before moving to her late residence 2 ½ months ago. She attended Interboro High School with the class of 1960. Joyce was known as someone deeply connected to family, charity and her beloved pets. AFSCME Council 13 sends our deepest condolences to Joyce's family, and we will always be thankful for her decades of service to our union. To read her obituary and get information on funeral services, click here.
Posted on 09/30/2015 by William Kauffman
Monday, October 5, is the deadline for voter registration in Pennsylania. Be sure to register by mail, in-person at your County Voter Registration Office or click here to register online. If you are on active duty in the military, or you are a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register at any time by visiting FVAP.gov. To download and print a blank registration form to fill out and mail to the County Voter Registration Office, click here. A crucial race for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is upon us this year. Get registered now so you can cast your vote on November 3!
Posted on 09/17/2015 by Jennifer George
HARRISBURG, PA: AFSCME Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee has unanimously endorsed candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court and one special legislative election.
Posted on 09/16/2015 by William Kauffman
The AFSCME Strong campaign marches on, with a stop in Lancaster, Pa., for the District Council 89 Leadership Conference. The conference kicked off with a delegate assembly, where delegates were greeted by members of District Council 89’s Executive Board, Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman, Assistant Legislative Director Michael Maguire, former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House William DeWeese and District Council 89 Director Steve Mullen. "We cannot survive unless we recognize that there are so many threats out there,” Mullen said. “We combat that by being AFSCME Strong!”