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Council 13 Next Wave Conference Scheduled

4/17:  The 2nd Council 13 Next Wave Conference has been scheduled for June 20-22, 2014 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.  Registration form and details. Cut-off registration date for early bird discounted meal packages: April 30, 2014.  Final registration cut-off date: May 30, 2014.   Hotel reservations online or call 1-800-937-8461.   Hotel parking info.

Organizing Victory!

3/21:  On March 20 the white collar support staff of the Monessen City School District in Westmoreland County voted for representation by District Council 83 by a count of 20-2. Job classifications include classroom aides, greeter, hall monitor and secretaries.  All 22 employees voted.  Congratulations and welcome to the AFSCME family!

National Library Week 2014

3/17:  On Tuesday April 15 during National Library Week (April 13-19), communities across the country will observe National Library Workers Day. AFSCME represents over 25,000 librarians and library workers, making us the largest union of library employees! AFSCME blog on protecting libraries.  During National Library Week visit your local library and thank the workers there for the important job they do in making libraries happen!  Are you a library worker?  Contact Council 13 for free 2014 AFSCME Library Workers buttons!

Fillman to be Featured on PCN Call-In

3/11: Council 13 Exec. Dir. David Fillman will be interviewed on PCN Call-In on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm.  On the panel with Fillman will be PA AFL-CIO Pres. Rick Bloomingdale and PSEA Pres. Mike Crossey.  Discussion will focus on Gov. Corbett's proposed budget and the impact on labor.  Members are encouraged to call with questions/comments at 1-877-726-5001.

'Paycheck Deception' Debate Airs Tonight

3/10: Watch Council 13 Exec. Dir. David Fillman and Local 1776 UFCW Pres. Wendell Young, IV debate "paycheck deception" legislation with anti-union Commonwealth Foundation CEO Matt Brouillette and anti-union activist Simon Campbell on Business Matters WFMZ-Channel 69 tonight at 7:30pm.  Not in your area?  Watch the show online tomorrow (March 11).

Watch Dues Ded/RTW Press Conf Footage

1/31:  For those who missed the press conf turned rally Tuesday - or for those who wish to re-visit this mass mobilization of labor - here are links to both the entire roster of speakers and a separate link to our own AFSCME Council 13 Corrections Officer, Bill Jones, from Local 1738 Lancaster County Prison, who spoke at the event.




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