DC 47 Secretary Treasurer Training

DC 47 Secretary Treasurer Training

William DelPino conducted training for brothers and sisters concerning their fiscal responsibilities. He spoke about the specifics of District Council and Locals auditing issues, record keeping, tools to assist in that process, as well as other¬†issues that deal with union’s fiscal accountability.

 

 

 

 

City and DC 47 Contract Negotiations Update

City and DC 47 Contract Negotiations Update

Brothers and Sisters,

Negotiations between the City and District Council 47 are continuing.
On Tuesday of last week, DC 47 VP Ethelind Baylor and myself met with Mayor Jim Kenney.
We talked to him about the lack of movement to resolve the differences between DC 47’s position and that of the City. We expressed our concerns about the frustration brothers and sisters have expressed about this slow moving process. We told the Mayor that we believe he should get more involved in the negotiation process.
We met with the City again this week on Wednesday. We have another meeting scheduled next week. 

Workers’ Bill of Rights

At the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention, the delegates passed a resolution calling for the creation of a Workers’ Bill of Rights. Speaking in support of the resolution, President Richard L. Trumka said:

Sisters and brothers, working people need a bill of rights.

A collective bargaining agreement for America.

This will serve as a platform for our members to rally around. It will give prospective members a clear statement of our values. And it will provide political candidates and elected officials with a litmus test for our support.

We simply refuse to accept the reality of struggling to make ends meet in the richest country in the world at its richest point in history. And so we demand rights that ensure we are able, through our work, to lead better lives.

 

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Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Awards Pres. Wright

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Awards Pres. Wright

The Philadelphia Coalition of Black Trade Unionists presented Trailblazer Awards to DC 47 Pres. Fred Wright and Councilwoman Cherelle Parker. CBTU Pres. Ryan Boyer (3rd from left) presented the awards. State Sen. Sharif Street (3rd from right) was also on hand. State Rep. Stephen Kinsey (standing next to Pres. Wright in photo below)  congratulated Pres. Wright on receiving the award.