There is a special election scheduled in west Philadelphia in the 190th District, to fill the vacancy left when state Rep. Vanessa Brown resigned.
At, AFSCME District Council 47: We need now more than ever to mobilize workers in joining the UNION to win Fairness, Respect and a Voice on the work place. When our Members speak about how AFSCME DC 47 and local leadership making a difference in the work place and personal lives, we are a powerful force for defending and building our Union. Growing our Union will make our Union Members strong at the Ballot box. It will help us unite for fair pay, benefits and respect, and stop the attacks.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 1606 WALNUT STREET 3rd floor auditorium from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
State Senator John DiSanto will soon reintroduce SB113, legislation to strengthen the Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act to require the forfeiture of pension benefits for public employees that are convicted or plead guilty or no contest to any job-related felony offense.
This legislation closes a loophole that allowed convicted former state Sen. Robert Mellow to have his $245,000 a year pension restored despite a guilty plea and serving prison time on federal conspiracy charges–which currently is regarded as a non-pension forfeiture crime. This is just one of many examples of public officials betraying the citizens and forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab.