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'Paycheck Protection' Sneak Attack Voted Down by the Senate

Posted on 10/15/2014 by Jennifer George


Today, Senator Scott Wagner, R-York County, made an attempt to amend HB 803 to include 'Paycheck Protection' language.  This language would have stripped the right to have union and political dues deducted from paychecks.  All of the Senate Democrats and 6 Senate Republicans voted down the amendment 28-20.  Please thank your Senator, if they voted NO.  And ask those who voted YES, why they voted against YOU.

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In Memoriam of Brenda Barner

Posted on 10/10/2014 by Jennifer George


Brenda spent her career with AFSCME and retired in 2004 after thirty-one years of dedicated service. Brenda loved her job as an office manager and maintained life-long friendships with her coworkers. Her spiritedness continued into her career, as she was always one to organize activities or play jokes on her colleagues.  Click here to read full obituary.

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Welcome West Conshohocken Borough Streets Department Employees

Posted on 10/01/2014 by Jennifer George


On October 1st 2014, the West Conshohocken Borough Streets Department employees voted by a count of 3-0 for DC 88 to be their collective bargaining agent. Welcome to the AFSCME family!

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Local 2586 and Local 2587 PAL Fundraiser

Posted on 10/01/2014 by Jennifer George


Local 2586, Philadelphia County Boards of Assistance and Local 2587, Philadelphia County Clericals held a fish fry on Saturday night. This successful event supporting PAL, raised $730.00.  Congratulations on your event and thank you for your dedication.

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31st Biennial Non-State Education Conference

Posted on 09/25/2014 by Jennifer George


AFSCME Council 13 members and staff gathered in Harrisburg for the 31st Biennial Non-State Education Conference this past weekend.

 

Under the theme of “Organizing: The Lifeblood of the Union,” participants heard from motivational speaker Tammy Miller, Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman and AFSCME-endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.

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Join PSEA in Telling School Officials: Stop the Corporate Takeover of York City Schools!

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.

 

Please Walk With Us To Show Your Support of Public Education!


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Council 13 Organizes Volunteers in Preparation of November Election

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...

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AFSCME Council 13 AFSCME Council 13 15 October 2014, 13:36
Paycheck Protection (Deception) voted DOWN by PA Senate. Thanks to ALL the Senators who voted NO to Sen Wagner's anti-Worker bill.
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Jeff Frontera See what happens when Union sisters and brothers stick together We Win
15 October 2014, 17:34
AFSCME Council 13 AFSCME Council 13 15 October 2014, 13:02
RT @PaAFL_CIO: Thank you Senator Rafferty - R, for standing on the Senate floor in opposition to the Wagner amendment!