On Tuesday of this week, we presented the City of Philadelphia a response to their proposal to the Union concerning the pension plan. We have another negotiation meeting scheduled with the City on December 29th. We will be available for negotiations throughout the holidays. We continue to work to resolve our pension differences with the City.
In addition, our Health & Welfare subcommittee has been meeting and making some progress.
I believe that our economic package concerns probably will not be resolved until some agreement is reached regarding pensions.
Also, the City has changed lawyers and asked for a contract extension until February 15th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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