DC 47 Delegates Hear From Their Endorsed Candidates

DC 47 Delegates Hear From Their Endorsed Candidates

Democratic candidate for District Attorney Larry Krasner has AFSCME District Council 47’s endorsement in the November general election. He spoke to DC 47 Delegates.  Also, Pa Superior Court candidates Judge Maria McLaughlin, Judge Carolyn Nichols and Judge H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. are endorsed by DC 47 and spoke to delegates last night.

 

 

New Apprenticeship Program for Brothers & Sisters

New Apprenticeship Program for Brothers & Sisters

An apprenticeship program for Direct Support Professionals has been created in Philadelphia involving DC 47 Local 1739, JEVS and SPIN. They are hiring graduates from the District 1199C healthcare training program. The Department of Behavioral Health of the City of Philadelphia joined them in helping to put the program in place and signing off on the curriculum. DC 47 Pres. Fred Wright was one of the people presented an award by District 1199 C for the new initiative. Local 1739’s Robert Wallington (standing next to Pres. Wright) was also there for the award presentation.

Brothers and Sisters Concerned About Unfair Housing Practices

Brothers and Sisters Concerned About Unfair Housing Practices

Brothers and Sisters from DC 47 Local 1739 attended the City Council hearing on Councilwoman Gym’s Resolution examining the impact of evictions and substandard housing on the health and wellbeing of low income renters.
One tenant provided testimony thanking the Local 1739 brothers and sisters at TURN for providing information concerning their rights and what to do.
Testimony was also given concerning the need for a greater level of legal representation of tenants so that their rights can be better protected.