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
AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding had this to say “Four years ago our labor movement had a big decision to make. Our unions needed more cooperation, transparency and leadership from the next mayor. We met together, deliberated and ultimately held a vote to endorse Jim Kenney. Since that endorsement, Mayor Jim Kenney has been proud to wave our union banner and serves our city as an uncompromising champion for working people.”
Eiding continued, “From a $15.00 minimum wage for city employees and contractors to over 150 signed project labor agreements to taking local control of our public schools, the agenda of the labor movement has been the agenda of Mayor Jim Kenney.”
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.
Local 1739 Shop Stewards reviewing training materials during Saturday session at DC 47 union headquarters.