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Nov 01, 2013, 13:38 ET

AFSCME Council 13 Endorses McCord for Governor

On November 1, 2013, AFSCME Council 13 announced its endorsement of PA State Treasurer Rob McCord for governor. After holding interviews with six...

May 08, 2013, 17:16 ET

Poll Shows Gov. Corbett Should Give Up Lottery Scheme

 AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director Dave Fillman called on Gov. Corbett to end – finally – his administration's secretive...

Apr 29, 2013, 10:36 ET

AFSCME Re-Elects Fillman

Pennsylvania's largest public employees union, Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), re-elected...

Mar 14, 2013, 10:12 ET

Lockard Appointed Director Of AFSCME District Council 86

A new leader has been selected to head the North Central branch of the largest public employee union in Pennsylvania. At a board meeting...

Feb 19, 2013, 14:36 ET

AFSCME Urges Gov. Corbett To Negotiate With PA Employees On Lottery Proposal

 Dave Fillman, Executive Director AFSCME Council 13, challenged Gov. Corbett to end his reckless push to outsource the management of the...

Feb 14, 2013, 14:12 ET

AG Kane Rejects Lottery Privatization Proposal

 Dave Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13, issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Kathleen Kane's...

Feb 05, 2013, 18:44 ET

Gov. Corbett's Budget Address Full of False Choices, Says AFSCME Council 13

In today's 2013-14 Budget Address Gov. Corbett has proposed non-solutions that only add billions more to the state's credit card in a smoke and...

Jan 14, 2013, 13:55 ET

Public Hearing on Lottery Foreign Take Over - Still More Questions Than Answers

 In the wake of today's only public vetting of the Corbett administration's proposed giveaway of the PA Lottery, AFSCME Council 13 urged...

Jan 11, 2013, 18:45 ET

AFSCME Council 13 Vows to Fight Gov. Corbett's Midnight Raid on PA Seniors & Lottery

 AFSCME Council 13 will continue to oppose Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to give away as much as $1.5 billion in PA lottery funds that could fund...

Jan 08, 2013, 13:26 ET

AFSCME'S Lottery Plan Generates More Revenue for Seniors

Pennsylvania workers could generate at least $1.5 billion more in profits for seniors than the private operator currently negotiating with the...

Mar 14, 2012, 16:53 ET

AFSCME Council 13 Endorses McCord, Murphy, DePasquale and Casey

 On March 14, 2012, Council 13 AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) announced its endorsement of Rob...

Jul 13, 2010, 14:44 ET

AFSCME Council 13 Endorses Onorato/Conklin and Sestak

On July 12, 2010, Council 13 AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) announced its endorsement of Dan Onorato...

Apr 26, 2010, 10:56 ET

AFSCME Re-Elects Fillman

Pennsylvania's largest union, Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), re-elected David R. Fillman...

Mar 19, 2010, 12:51 ET

Tosti Appointed Director of District Council 88

A new leader has been selected to head the South Eastern branch of the largest public employee union in Pennsylvania. At a board meeting on...

Mar 29, 2009, 15:11 ET

Henderson Appointed Director of District Council 85

A new leader has been selected to head the North Western branch of the largest public employee union in Pennsylvania. At a board meeting on...

Dec 19, 2008, 18:43 ET

Three Top PA Labor Leaders Join National Campaign Supporting Federal Aid

The top 3 union leaders representing Pennsylvania state employees -- David R. Fillman, Executive Director for Council 13 of the American...

Jun 19, 2008, 01:00 ET

State Employees Union Files Lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a hand-delivered letter to Gov. Rendell (follows) David R. Fillman, Executive Director...

Jan 16, 2008, 00:00 ET

AFSCME to Gov. Rendell: Don't Cut Health Benefits for State Retirees!

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Gov. Ed Rendell refusing to negotiate his proposed retiree health care changes, David...

Jul 06, 2007, 01:00 ET

State Employees Union Leader Supports House Bill-1717

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David R. Fillman, Executive Director for Council 13 of AFSCME, the American Federation of...

Jul 03, 2007, 01:00 ET

State Employees Union Leader Calls Budget Impasse 'Disgraceful'

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning Pennsylvania employees will be getting furlough notices going into effect 12:01...