October 5 is last day to register to vote!

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 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!

AFSCME Council 13 endorses judicial and special election candidates

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.

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District Council 89 grows stronger in Lancaster

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!”

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Organizing Victory!

Posted on 09/13/2015 by William Kauffman

The Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Personal Care Aides, Dietary Aides, Dietary Cooks, On Guards, Activity Aides and Maintenance employees of Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, located in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), voted by a count of 38-33 for representation with AFSCME District Council 87. This is a private sector nursing home, and the victory comes in spite of a strong anti-Union campaign ran by the employer. This brings 85 new employees to AFSCME ranks! Congratulations and welcome to the AFSCME family!

The Green Machine out in full force on Labor Day 2015

Posted on 09/09/2015 by William Kauffman

Pittsburgh, Altoona, Philadelphia and Erie all hosted ‪‎Labor Day‬ parades this past weekend, and AFSCME was well-represented in all four cities with green shirts proudly on display. Members and leaders from District Councils 83, 84, 85 and 88 marched in the parades in celebration of the movement we are all a part of. Check out some of the photos from the various events!

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Organizing Victory!

Posted on 09/09/2015 by William Kauffman

The laborers, clerical employees, crossing guards and public works crew leaders of Bath Borough, located in Northampton County, voted by a count of 7-1 for representation with AFSCME District Council 88. This brings eight new employees to AFSCME ranks. Congratulations and welcome to the AFSCME family!

Pennsylvania becomes 23rd state to implement online voter registration

Posted on 08/31/2015 by William Kauffman

Governor Tom Wolf's administration launched an online voter registration system for Pennsylvanians last week, making Pennsylvania the 23rd state with this capability. This move will save the state money and increase the efficiency of registering. Pennsylvanians can now fill out an online registration form and be eligible to vote. The options of registering in person, by mail and at various government agencies are still available.

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AFSCME Council 13 AFSCME Council 13 06 October 2015, 06:16
Brother Marty Beil was an AFSCME leader for 40 years, and a fierce and courageous advocate for working people in the state of Wisconsin and across our nation. Marty passed away unexpectedly last Thursday.

Please remember Marty by uploading a picture of yourself lighting a candle. Pledge to continue his fight for working people with the hashtag #PledgeforMarty in the comment section below.
AFSCME Council 13 shared AFSCME's photo.
Melody Kohr My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
06 October 2015, 07:49
AFSCME Council 13 AFSCME Council 13 29 September 2015, 05:21
RT @DaveFillman: Scott Walker Can't Be President, So He's Back to Ruining Wisconsin via @Esquire