Local 3397The local union representing all full and part-time faculty at The Art Institute of Philadelphia.
What is the Federation?
The Faculty Federation is affiliated with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, otherwise known as AFSCME. AFSCME supports not only public employees but an increasing number of workers in the private sector as well. The international union, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is divided into District Councils throughout the country. Our local, 3397, is affiliated with District Council 47, who’s largest base is the white-collar workers in Philadelphia city government.
Who's in the Federation?
All full- and part-time faculty are members of the union. The one exception: faculty who were members of the bargaining unit before March 10, 1986, the day of the NLRB election, are allowed to pay an agency fee without becoming members.
Who Makes the Decisions?
The Federation is run by its Executive Board, comprised of the four officers, three vice-presidents elected at large, and the Chief Steward.
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