Anti Union Scam Alert

Anti Union Scam Alert

By Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME

Have you been contacted by a group called the Freedom Foundation?

Don’t be confused by their name — they’re interested in crushing your freedom, not defending it. They’re one of the anti-worker groups (funded by billionaires like the Koch brothers) spending tens of millions of dollars contacting us and trying to trick us into quitting our unions.

Have you heard from them? We want to know. Click here and let us know what you’ve experienced, so we can track these anti-union groups and their dirty tricks.

They might be targeting you online with ads on your computer. They might be emailing you, sending you mail, or calling you on the phone. They might even have shown up at your door.

They could be calling themselves by a different name — like “The Buckeye Institute,” “The Illinois Policy Center,” “Liberty Justice Center,” “Mackinac Center for Public Policy,” or the “Commonwealth Foundation.”

No matter what misleading name they picked for themselves, their agenda is the same: Trick AFSCME members into leaving our union — so working families lose our seat at the table, and the same corporate fat cats funding these attacks grow richer and richer.

To fight back against their propaganda, we need to know what they’re up to. That’s where you come in:

Click here to fill out our “scam tracker” form and report any contact you’ve received from these anti-union groups.

Thanks for helping us keep an eye on these con artists.

 

 

City Offices Closed and City Services Curtailed for Monday’s Holiday

City Offices Closed and City Services Curtailed for Monday’s Holiday

 All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed on Monday, October 8, in recognition of the holiday.
Trash and recyclables will not be collected on Monday, October 8. Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams urges residents whose normal collection is on Monday, to set out their rubbish and recycling for collection on Tuesday, October 9. Trash and recycling collections will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of the week.
All City District Health Centers are closed on Monday, as are all branch offices of the Department of Licenses and Inspections; the North and Northeast Municipal Service Centers; the Marriage License Bureau; all Philadelphia Parks & Recreation facilities; the Free Library of Philadelphia and all of its branches and the executive offices of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, as well as its Violations branch, at 9th and Filbert streets.
All Philadelphia Department of Prisons facilities will be closed to visitors on Monday.
City offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  

Retro Payments for City Workers

Retro Payments for City Workers

Brothers and Sisters,
I was pleased to hear from some of you that you received the retroactive payments in your last paycheck. There seems to be some confusion about whether or not it was coming in the form of one check or two. I was informed that you would get one payment, and was not told it would come in more than one payment. I will check again with the City and get back to you as soon as they respond to my question.
Take care and we will continue to work on your behalf. Together we will win.
In Solidarity,
President Fred Wright