We reached out earlier this month asking for your thoughts on Social Security and Medicare — and thousands of you responded to our survey!

Here’s what we learned from your responses:

  • 88% of you feel we should be strengthening our commitment to retirees rather than undermining it. We couldn’t agree more!
  • 75% of you said that attacks from politicians in Washington are the biggest threat to Social Security and Medicare.
  • 59% identified supporting politicians who defend these programs as the way in which they would participate to protect retirement security.

We asked. You answered. Now, we’re following your lead and taking action.

AFSCME’s PEOPLE program is working every day to bolster politicians who defend our retirement security, supporting pro-retiree champions at municipal, state, and federal levels.

At the same time, we’re calling out the anti-retiree politicians who are launching attacks on Social Security and Medicare and targeting our pension funds.

Giving your input was just the first step in this critical fight to protect our retirement benefits. Contribute today to make sure AFSCME PEOPLE has the funds it needs to protect our Social Security and Medicare!

Thank you,

The AFSCME Retirees Team

New Tentative Contract Agreement for City Workers

New Tentative Contract Agreement for City Workers

Negotiators for AFSCME District Council 47, Philadelphia’s municipal union that represents City of Philadelphia, professional, technical,  administrative employees, and supervisors has tentatively agreed to a new three-year contract. The tentative agreement would be retroactive to July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 and guarantees pay increases each year of the contract.

The tentative agreement retains the current DC 47 members in a defined pension plan.

There will be a ratification meeting on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00pm, location TBD.