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
Brothers and Sisters from AFSCME DC 47 joined other union members, civic activists and elected officials in calling on the Pa legislature to vote to adopt a shale tax.
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.
Thank you to the PEOPLE Committee Members, Delegates, Members, Volunteer Canvassers, Phone Bankers, Coordinators, Office Staff, for Voting for our endorsed candidates.
I would like to highlight our WINS from the May 16, 2017 Primary Election:
City Wide Election Results
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
WOODRUFF, DWAYNE – DEMOCRATIC 122363 – 99.97 %
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
NICHOLS, CAROLYN H – DEMOCRATIC 101770 – 29.01 %
MOULTON, GEOFF – DEMOCRATIC 72051 – 20.54 %
MCLAUGHLIN, MARIA – DEMOCRATIC 101633 – 28.97 %
JUDGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH COURT
CEISLER, ELLEN – DEMOCRATIC 84334 – 42.92 %
JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
TSAI, STELLA – DEMOCRATIC 63235 – 7.73 %
KRISTIANSSON, VIKKI – DEMOCRATIC 61993 – 7.57 %
COHEN, MARK B – DEMOCRATIC 36023 – 4.40 %
CANTY, DEBORAH – DEMOCRATIC 38813 – 4.74 %
SHAFFER, ZAC – DEMOCRATIC 39246 – 4.79 %
JUDGE OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT
BRUMBACH, MARISSA – DEMOCRATIC 77650 – 38.00 %
AFSCME DC 47
In addition to the candidates, there are questions on the May 16th Primary Ballot. Check them out.
Candidates listed are running in the primary election on May 16, 2017.