AFSCME and Labor responds to State Senator Scott Wagner's Past Comments with TV Ad

Posted on 10/27/2014 by Jennifer George

State Senator Scott Wagner drew statewide headlines when he compared the methods of labor unions to those of Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin.


“The unions are about power and control,” Wagner said on the Senate floor. “And there are two things that I continue to remember about power and control. There was a gentleman by the name of Hitler, he was about power and control. There’s a gentleman by the name of Putin, who’s across the ocean, that’s about power and control.”


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Fillman Live on PCN

Posted on 10/21/2014 by Jennifer George

C13 Exec. Dir. David Fillman will be appearing live on a "Special Post-Debate" show on Thursday, October 23rd. The live show will air immediately following the live debate in the 8th Congressional District. The show begins at 1:15 pm-2:15 pm.

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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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