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PPA Contract: Settlement Agreement 2021-2025

See the Local 2187 contract with the Philadelphia Parking Authority 2021 - 2025.

City Contract: Memorandum of Agreement 2021-2024

See the Local 2186 & 2187 contract with the City of Philadelphia 2021 - 2024.

Last Week Tonight: Union Busting

John Oliver on @lastweektonight discusses the mechanics of union busting.


Support Voter Registration & Education

The Phila. School District can play an important role in promoting democracy by establishing a policy for voter education and non-partisan registration within high schools.

NY Times: Workers Have Upper Hand

“It’s like the whole country is in some kind of union renegotiation…right now it seems like workers have the upper hand."

PMA: Workers Deserve A Contract!

Send management a letter today! Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art deserve dignity & respect with a Union contract.

AFSCME DC47 Member Spotlight

It's time to show off your hard #Union work out on the frontlines! It is the members that make our #Union strong and we are proud of the work that our #Union family does every single day. Submit an AFSCME DC47 Member Spotlight candidate today!

Report: Cultural Institutions SOLD OUT Workers

See this report and analysis from Cultural Workers United.

2187 members voted by mail over the last 2 weeks to ratify the Tentative Agreement with the City of Philadelphia by 95%. ✅✉️
We have a contract! 💪
🗳Ratification Vote🗳
▪️Local 2187: Yes- 736 | No- 40




AFSCME Legislative Update: 10/13/21

Please see the latest Legislative Update from AFSCME International.

COVID-19: Why Is Delta So Dangerous?

Find out why the COVID-19 Delta variant is so dangerous to the public.

Phila. AFL-CIO: Labor Day Parade 2021

Come celebrate Labor Day 2021 with your union family! Contact us to RSVP.

UPDATED 8/11- Wellness Program 2021: NEW DATES

Check out AFSCME DC47 Health & Welfare Fund's latest Wellness program in 2021. See more information using our interactive guide.

Unions Power America Contest

Union Plus is thanking union workers for getting America back on its feet. See how you could win up to $15,000.

Fair Districts PA: Website

See the latest redistricting news and updates from Fair Districts PA.

Pass The Family Care Act

See details on how you can help get paid family leave benefits for all working people.

City of Phila: Virtual Work Update 7/1

City employees: Please see this summary of a meeting with the City RE: Virtual Work Policy.

Philly Public Services Rally 6/12: Photos

See pictures of us spreading love in Love Park on June 12, 2021 for Philly public services & its workers!

Rally 6/12: Celebrate Philly Essential City Services

Join the AFSCME union family at a rally happening this Saturday, June 12th to celebrate essential city services in Philadelphia.

AFSCME DC47 & DC33 union workers keep Philadelphia running 365 days a year, even during a global pandemic. We are the heart of soul of Philadelphia's essential services and we should be proud of our hard work and service to our great city.

Come and celebrate this important work for a community that we love!

Make sure you wear your AFSCME gear.

Please click on the video to the left to watch this important message from AFSCME 2187 President April Gigetts about a OnePhilly settlement.



OnePhilly Payroll Notice: May 2021

Please see this notice regarding any OnePhilly payroll issues that have occurred. Also, see the quick reference guide showing how to access your paystubs.

Primary Election Endorsements

Please see AFSCME DC47's Primary Election Endorsements that support working families on May 18, 2021.


Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions and dignity for all people who work. Passing the PRO Act will be our first step to getting there. Use this form to tell your U.S. senators: Vote “yes” on the PRO Act.

AFSCME DC47: Vaccines & Summer Safety Tips

Watch this union video for important vaccine information & Summer safety tips.

AFSCME: The Union Difference

See the ways that life is better with a #union!

United Way of PA: Income Tax Assistance

For more than a decade, United Way has helped people easily and accurately file their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes. Since 2009, more than 1.2 million people have used MyFreeTaxes and saved $250 million dollars in filing fees!

Labor Notes: April 2021

See the latest edition of the Labor Notes newsletter.

PETITION: Costco Stop Selling My Pillow

With Michael Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, showing up at the White House in January with written notes to give to Donald Trump that were instructions to overturn the election by way of martial law. I no longer think a great company like Costco should allow MyPillow...

2187: City Contract Survey 2021

Now is your chance to have a voice in the upcoming season of contract negotiations with the City of Philadelphia. Tell us which issues are important to you and your family in the next 2187 Union contract.

Why PA House Bill 38 is BAD

Pennsylvania's judicial district bill would pioneer new lows in partisan gerrymandering. See why you should say "NO" to judicial gerrymandering!

Petition: Stop Judicial Redistricting

Sign this petition to keep politics out of our judicial system in Pennsylvania!

CDC Update 1/11

Please see the latest CDC update information on COVID-19 in the United States.

Season's Greetings & Happy Holidays!

Sending you and yours warm wishes from AFSCME District Council 47.

Support workers at Phila. Museum of Art

Please sign this petition to support new AFSCME union family at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and cultural workers across the United States!

Victory For Working People!

During one of the most difficult moments in our nation's history, Americans have come together to elect two fearless fighters for working people...

Philly Magazine: Philadelphia's New Generation of Unions

Check out this great piece on the future of progressive unions in Philadelphia.

Congress: Fund the front lines!

Font-line public service workers put their lives on the line to save us. Don't let Congress thank them with a pink slip. Pass state & local aid NOW! #FundtheFontLines

AFSCME DC47 Police Budget Resolution

Please see this important DC47 Police Budget Resolution: Fund City Services not the Militarizing of our Communities!

Statement on George Floyd's Death

Please see this statement from AFSCME DC47 on the death of George Floyd.

UNUM: Voluntary Benefits Enrollment: 10/12 - 10/23

These VOLUNTARY benefits are available for enrollment Oct. 12, 2020 to Oct. 23, 2020:

-Individual Short Term Disability Insurance

-Accident Insurance

-Critical Illness Insurance

-Whole Life Insurance

-Hospital Insurance

DC47 Political Endorsements 2020

Check out AFSCME DC47's endorsements and see who we suggest to support for the U.S. General Election on November 3, 2020.

Be A Poll Worker in Philly

Your help is needed now more than ever.

  • Serve your community
  • Support elections
  • Be a champion of democracy
  • Earn $250 this election

VIRTUAL Philly Labor Day Celebration 9/7

Join the Philadelphia AFL-CIO in celebrating labor & workers ONLINE on Labor Day Sept. 7th!

AFSCME Virtual Convention 2020: Nominations & Elections

Please see this document on AFSCME nominations & election guidance for Local Unions, Retiree Chapters, Officers, & AFSCME International Convention Delegates.

2187 Virtual Meeting Policy: 2020

Please see this adopted AFSCME International policy on Union virtual meetings.

City Contract Extension- 6/1/20

Please see the new City contract extension document.

City Contract Update 5/28: Bonus Memo (revised)

Please see this memo from the City of Philadelphia about contract agreement bonuses.

DC47 Primary Election Endorsements 2020

Please see these Primary Election Endorsements selected by the DC47 PEOPLE Committee & voted on by the DC47 Delegates. This list includes candidates who will stand up for working people.

Please click on the video to the left to see this important message from DC47 President Cathy Scott about a City Contract update. Update text available below the video.


Get a FREE Safety Mask: 5/4!

FREE safety masks will be distributed to 2187 members on Monday, 5/4, from 12pm-2pm, at a vehicle parked by 1515 Arch. Look for the big Local 2187 banner. These masks are for Local 2187 members only. In order to receive your mask, you must fill out one union card. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Union. Supplies are limited.

City of Phila.: Stay Safe! Vote From Home

See this voter information regarding new options to vote in US elections from your home!

FREE College Benefit: Summer Enrollment is OPEN

In this difficult time, AFSCME stands ready to support you and your family any way we can. That's why we wanted to extend a limited-time opportunity for members and eligible family members to earn a FREE bachelor's degree.

Students who enroll in the AFSCME Bachelor's Degree Completion Program, in partnership with Central State University, in the summer 2020 term may complete their entire degree (through graduation) with no out-of-pocket cost, as long as they remain continuously enrolled.

Summer enrollment is open now and classes begin on May 18, so do not delay. 

Pond Lehocky: College Scholarship

Despite the pandemic, the Pond Lehocky law firm remains committed to helping injured and disabled workers with a $5,000 scholarship opportunity. The Pond Lehocky Annual Scholarship deadline to apply is quickly approaching: MAY 8, 2020. To learn more about the eligibility, the requirements, and application click below.

US Senator B. Casey: Coronavirus Resources

There continues to be a lot of concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Pennsylvania and across the country. I'm reaching out to share some resources to help you, your family and your community navigate the challenges of these extraordinary times...

Health Advocate: COVID-19 Grief & Loss of a Loved One During Social Distancing

Traditionally, when a loved one passes, we pay tribute to their memory, share our grief, and mourn our loss by gathering at a funeral, Shiva, wake, memorial or through in-person visits. However, with the social restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Save United States Postal Service

The USPS is a lifeline for many Americans -- and especially during the COVID-19 crisis, millions will rely on the Postal Service for everything from mail-in ballots to life-saving medications. Congress must provide ample funding to revive the USPS in its next stimulus package....

Tell Congress: Fund the Front Lines NOW

Front-line public service workers put their lives on the line to save us. Don’t let Congress thank them with a pink slip. Pass state & local aid NOW! #FundtheFrontLines

Please click on the video to the left to see this important message from DC47 President Cathy Scott about a Tentative City Contract Agreement. Update text available below the video.

Tell PA Legislators: Choose Lives

Speaker Mike Turzai & Republicans in PA House of Reps. are pushing forward legislation this week to override Governor Wolf's necessary closure of businesses in order to protect our health and lives. TELL THEM THIS IS WRONG.

Tell Congress: Fund The Front Lines!

This is the worst public health crisis in a century, and so many AFSCME everyday heroes are answering the call. Thank you for charging to the front lines like you always do, putting the health and safety of your communities first.

You’ve stepped up. Now it’s time for federal lawmakers to step up and give us the resources to do the job.

DC47 & Health & Welfare Fund: Operation Changes 3/17

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, AFSCME District Council 47 & DC47 Health & Welfare Fund offices will be closed until at least Friday, March 27, 2020.

During this time please contact your Local by either e-mail, phone, or other directions you receive from your Local.

Following the order of the local government officials, AFSCME District Council 47 will determine when the building will reopen.

ALERT: COVID-19 Update- 3/16

Please see this important update on COVID-19 & Phila. Rec Dept.

WSJ 12/17: Samsung Chairman Sentenced to Jail for Violating Labor Laws

SEOUL- The chairman of Samsung Electronic Co.'s board was convicted of violating South Korean labor union laws and sentenced to 18 months in jail...

AFL-CIO: Rally to End Toxic Schools! 12/18

Please join parents, teachers, students, union members, and leaders, and community members to call on Gov. Wolf and state lawmakers to bring emergency funding to get the lead, asbestos, and toxic conditions out of our schools!


Health Advocate- Newsletter: Dec. 2019

-Gift others with small acts of kindness

-Letting go of perfection

-Avoid holiday burnout

Guardian Nurses- The Flame: Nov. 2019 Newsletter

-Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer

-Nightingale Gala Honors Nurses in PA

-What's New at Guardian Nurses

AFSCME College Benefit- NEW

AFSCME is introducing an online bachelor’s degree completion program exclusively for members and their families that will cost a fraction of regular college tuition.

AFSCME Member Discounts: Start saving today!

Check out exclusive union member discounts at local stores, restaurants, and more near you.


Please watch the message below from Local President Bob Coyle for union updates.

Video Text: Good afternoon Brothers and Sisters,

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 29th, and here it is nearly 8 months after the implementation of OnePhilly... and the problems continue. The Local still meets with the City on a regular basis to address these concerns. However, the Local leadership felt that more action was required. We recently authorized our attorneys to file a lawsuit against the City of Phila. I will keep you appraised of the progress of that lawsuit. However, if you are still experiencing problems related to OnePhilly, it's important that you send us your specific details as quickly as possible.

Next Friday, Nov. 8th, at 12pm (noon) there will be a special 2187 General Membership meeting here at the Union, at 1606 Walnut St. This is a one-agenda union meeting. The sole purpose of this meeting is to vote on the Election Committee's report on the recent 2187 Delegates election. Lunch will be served at 1130am.

On Saturday, Nov. 16th, there will be an all-day Steward Training here at the Union, 1606 Walnut St. A notice will be sent out shortly, detailing which classes will be covered.

The Local constitution requires a Steward Election in the Fall of an odd-numbered year; that process has already started. Several of you may have already received the nominating notices for Stewards and Alternate Stewards. The Local encourages you to complete that form. We like to have a Steward and Alternate in every shop in the City. So, if you don't have a Steward or Alternate, please consider nominating yourself. If you're not happy with your current Steward or Alternate, and you don't think they're doing their job, consider nominating yourself. The Local provides regular training for the Stewards; we don't just throw you to the wolves... besides you're only allowed to meet with the first level supervisors, so you can't cause that much trouble! The most important role of the Steward, is to keep their shop informed. That is always important, especially since our contract expires in 8 months. Shortly after the new year we will be sending out a contract survey for members to complete. Our contract demands are built off of those surveys, so please consider yourself if you would like to be an Alternate or Steward and help with this process.

And finally, a week from today, Tuesday, Nov. 5th is Election Day. The Local encourages every member to get out there and vote!

Thank you.

-Bob Coyle AFSCME 2187 President

Phila. Inquirer 10/16: Philly Pension Board drops Ken Fisher as money manager

Philly pension board drops Ken Fisher as money manager after derogatory comments about women.

PA National Organization for Women: 2019 Annual State Convention Oct. 19

Join Pennsylvania NOW members, NOW-endorsed candidates and elected officials, and other activists and supporters from around the state for our 2019 State Convention on Saturday October 19th from 10am to 3pm at The Workshop at BOK (1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148)! Meet us in Philadelphia where you’ll attend informative, relevant workshops, enjoy inspiring speakers, and vote for your new State Executive Committee! You’ll help PA NOW build a statewide Feminist Agenda geared for action. We’ll celebrate and strategize for a historically female 2020 election and we’ll mount our fight against the onslaught of attacks on women’s freedoms in our state legislatures.

Phila. Inquirer 10/2: Workers at Philly's public media station, WHYY, decide to unionize

Workers voted to unionize at WHYY public media station in Philadelphia.

Health Advocate: Feeling Hopeless, sad, and on the brink? We're here to support YOU.

Feeling overwhelmed by life, depressed and stuck can prompt thoughts of suicide for some people. But the pain of depression can be treated and hope can be renewed. A Licensed Professional Counselor can help you with ways to cope and feel more in control of your life. It’s completely confidential and there’s no cost to you. In a crisis, help is available 24/7. Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). Or call 911.

Washington Post: Politicians caused pay collaspe for bottom 90% of workers

12/17: "...policy decisions — including efforts to weaken UNIONS, the decay of the minimum wage, and monetary policy that prioritizes low inflation over full employment — are responsible for tilting the balance of power away from workers..."

AFSCME: Report Anti-Union Attacks!

Billionaires and corporate special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to launch attacks on your freedom to stand with your union.

If anyone has tried to convince you to drop your union, we want to know about it. Fill out the online form to tell us about any contact you've had from anti-union groups.

AFL-CIO: Demand Equal pay for equal work!

Sign the petition below.

"The Wage Gap that still exists in our country costs women workers millions of dollars throughout her lifetime. The labor movement exists as one of the largest grassroots movements for women's rights in history..."

Map to the middle class: Can educating kids about unions prepare them for the future of work?

Labor history is often missing from textbooks, but some schools are finding creative ways to teach economic justice.

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.

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.

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...

NYT: Why Millennials Should Lead the Next Labor Movement

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