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City Contract Update: 3/9

Watch the latest one minute UPDATE on City contract negotiations & 2187 happenings from Local President Bob Coyle.

Previous update 2/22: 

Our Freedom Under Attack: 2/26/18

In the United States Supreme Court, our freedom to negotiate better pay, benefits and job security as union members is under attack.

EPI: Black Women will be most affected by Janus

" women in particular could be hurt by [Janus], as they are disproportionately represented in public sector jobs. They make up 17.7 percent of public-sector workers, or about 1.5 million workers."

AFSCME Legislative Update: 2/16

Check out weekly Legislative Updates from AFSCME.

Guardian Nurses: The Flame- Feb 2018

Check out the latest monthly edition of The Flame, provided by DC47 Guardian Nurses!

Working People's Day Of Action: 2/24

On Saturday, February 24, 11 cities will host the Working People’s Days of Action, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a rally taking place in Thomas Paine Plaza from 10 a.m. to noon.

Health Advocate: February 2018 Newsletter

-How to get and stay heart healthy

-The impact of stress on your heart

-Strengthen your resilience

& More!

Voluntary Benefits: OPEN ENROLLMENT 1/29 - 2/9

It can be difficult to budget for life's unexpected emergencies. Check out why DC47 is giving you the opportunity to purchase voluntary benefit coverage.


ALERT: Steward Trainings- NEW 2018 SCHEDULE

All Steward Trainings have resumed as of 1/17/2018. We will now be holding two different Steward Trainings each month. Please see the 2187 calendar for our new Steward training schedule.

District Council 47 Holiday Party 12/15

2187 Members: Get your FREE union holiday party tickets today!

PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest

The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest is a chance for students to learn more about the importance ofOrganized Labor inAmerica.For over a decade, we have awarded thousands of dollars to students furthering their education. Deadline: 1/31/2018

12/2: AFL-CIO ALERT- Pay Check Deception Bill

From Phila. AFL-CIO:

A “Paycheck Protection” bill will be coming to the PA House floor for a vote. Senate Bill 166, which passed out of Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s State Government Committee on party-line votes, will be considered for a vote this week (week of Dec. 4). While Governor Wolf as assured us that he will veto this bill, we need to do our due diligence and prevent this bill from passing the house. As you may recall, SB 166 passed the PA Senate in February by a 28-22 vote. All 16 Democrats voted against the bill, with 6 Republicans joining them.

House members are in their district offices this week and we strongly urge you to call and e-mail them, and if possible, visit them at their offices. We have attached a letter from PA AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale that was sent to all members of the PA House last week that you can reference in your calls and visits.

We appreciate your continued vigilance and action as we fight to protect our rights!

View Letter:  CLICK HERE


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Health Advocate: November Newsletter

Check out this newsletter from Health Adovcate!

Contract Update: 11/13/2017

An important Union contract update with the City of Philadelphia.

CALL TO ACTION: Protect PA Federal COurts

The Why Courts Matter - PA coalition is so thankful that many have committed to making phone calls to our elected officials as we advocate for independence, fairness, and diversity in our federal judiciary.

Before you make phone calls, you might want to read the following article on how our newest Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch giving conservatives the chance to virtually destroy American unions : CLICK HERE

Study: Economic Policy Institute- Unions Help Working People

Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local community organizations—to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and their communities. Through unions, people join together to strive for improvements at the place where they spend a large portion of their waking hours: work...

Health Advocate: Traumatic Event Help

The shooting tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada has deeply impacted the local community and the nation. We wanted to remind you that Health Advocate experts are here to help members.

Contract Update: 9/18/17

An important Union contract update with the City of Philadelphia.

AFSCME 2187 Celebrates Labor Day 2017

There was marching, music, food, and dancing. Labor 2017 was a big hit in Philadelphia! Check out some of the 2187 members in action.

EPI: Who are today's union memembers?

As Labor Day approaches, we honor the labor leaders and working people throughout history who have fought for labor protections and a voice on the job. In 2017, unions continue...

Nominate Chera Kowalski for AFSCME Never Quit Award

We are encouraging members to nominate AFSCME 2187 member, Librarian, Chera Kowalski of McPherson Square Branch of The Free Library of Philadelphia, for her outstanding public service for her work with the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia and saving lives. 

AFSCME Judicial Panel Ruling: July 12, 2017

Check out the complete ruling, background, and details.

AFSCME Free College Benefit

It’s AFSCME’s mission to give you every advantage to get ahead. That’s why we’ve partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College. Through the AFSCME Free College benefit, you and your family members can now earn an associate degree completely online–for FREE.

NYT: Why Millennials Should Lead the Next Labor Movement

Check out this piece in the New York Times from Daily Show writer Kashana Cauley.