“PEOPLE” is Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality
As workers who provide important services to the public, we are faced with special problems. Politicians and others frequently use public employees as “scrapegoats” to justify layoffs, contracting out, closing facilities, etc. Those of us who are retired AFSCME members also face attacks on our hard-earned retirement benefits. Through the political process we can have a voice in setting important public policy. Through the political process public employees can elect politicians who are sensitive to maintaining vital public services and dealing with workers fairly.
What is PEOPLE?
PEOPLE is AFSCME’s legislative/political action program. PEOPLE is Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality.
PEOPLE is also the official name of AFSCME’s political action committee and is registered with the Federal Election Commission. Federal law and some state laws prohibit the use of union dues money to support political candidates. Campaign contributions by AFSCME to these candidates must come from a separate voluntary fund.
Get Out The Vote (GOTV)
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 Location: AFSCME District Council 47 - 1606 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor – Auditorium Times: 9:30 a.m. – Noon or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trainer: Zach Dugovich, AFSCME...
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...
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...