DC 47 Brothers and Sisters received their training certificates and met recently to discuss outreach efforts to DC 47 union members. Contact Candido Silva at 215-893-3756 or email@example.com
Become an Organizer
Decent health care. Better pay and benefits. Dignity and a voice. There are plenty of reasons to join a union today. But many people don’t have a union where they work. That’s why we have to join together and find power through organizing.
AFSCME organizers are committed to helping workers gain power on the job. Explore this section of the site to see if you have what it takes and to learn about a job as an AFSCME organizer.
What it Takes
Organizing isn’t easy. It takes guts to stand up for our rights on the job. It takes lots of one-on-one conversations at work and at home to build our organization. It takes talented and committed organizers who know the ropes and are willing to work hard.
But it’s also rewarding. When we stick together, have faith and overcome fear, we are an inspiration to our families and our communities.
When we win — and there’s no feeling like it — we make the world a better place for all.
What it takes:
- A commitment to social and economic justice and grassroots organizing
- Leadership experience
- An ability to empathize with workers and move others to action
- A desire and willingness to travel extensively
- A desire to work long hours, nights and weekends in order to achieve campaign goals
- A valid driver’s license
Judge Dwayne Woodruff spoke to DC 47 Retirees on Friday afternoon about his candidacy for the Pa Supreme Court. He is the endorsed democrat in the November 7, 2017 General Election.
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.