Sisters and Brothers:
This year, more than ever, we need our union brothers and sisters, retirees, and union family members to come out and join other unions in celebration of Labor Day:
Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
Location: Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 Union Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. (at Washington Avenue)
Time: 8:30 a.m. meet with AFSCME District Council 47, at 9:15 a.m. is the Pre-Parade Kickoff Rally, and at 10 a.m. we march to Penns Landing for family fun activities. The event ends at 2 p.m.
This Labor Day and every day unions fight for real freedoms for working people:
- The ability to retire with dignity
- The time off to care for family
- The chance to earn a decent living
- The opportunity to see our children learning
When working people have the freedom to join strong unions and negotiate a fair return for their work, they win the power and voice they need to level the economic and political playing field. We encourage you to join us. See you there!
Candido Silva, Jr., Organizer and PEOPLE Outreach Coordinator
Knowledge Is Power
Looking for financial support for college? Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.
Are You Eligible?
To be eligible, you must:
Be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member; At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and Have taken the SAT or the ACT.
How to Apply
To apply, you must meet all eligibility requirements as identified above. Make sure your complete application, with all support documentation (essay, transcripts, letters of recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.), is mailed together in one envelope, POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, to:
AFSCME Family Scholarship Program Attention: AFSCME Advantage 1625 L Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Download the application now.
If you have any questions, please call us at (202) 429-5080.
Brothers and Sisters from DC 47 participated in the AFSCME Strong/Advantage training, to help develop or refresh their organizing skills on Saturday. AFSCME Education Coordinator Tsika Pasipanodya was one of the presenters.
Candidates listed are running in the primary election on May 16, 2017.