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Please watch the message below from Local President Bob Coyle about OnePhilly updates.
Video Text: Good afternoon Brothers and Sisters,
Today is Friday, May 17th, and I would like to provide another update on OnePhiladelphia (OnePhilly). On May 6th, I mailed all of you a letter that gave the status update of that time. In that letter was a list of promises, from the City, on actions steps that they would take to help resolve the OnePhilly problems. Some of those steps have been taken, some haven’t, but the fact is a lot of those problems have yet to be resolved. Yesterday afternoon, myself, Vice President April Gigetts, the leadership of Local 2186, our attorneys: Deb Willig and Ralph Teti, met with the City of Philadelphia to discuss these ongoing problems. Present For the City of Philadelphia: Deputy Mayor of Labor Relations, the Managing Director, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, the Director of Finance, the Law Department, and respective staff from those Departments to discuss issues. There was extensive conversation and some agreements were reached. In order for me not to leave any important information out, if you would excuse me, I would like to read this summary to you. For nearly two hours we talked about the many issues including the payroll information entry issues, overtime payments, the help desk (or really the lack of one), late fees and bank fees, improper deductions, overpayments, and supervisors asked to enter payroll information. As a result of this and prior meetings—along with the threat of litigation—we are making progress. The City has promised to take the 5 following steps:1. Add far more staff to the Help Desk to address all payroll issues.2. Provide training for Payroll employees and Union leadership on time entry and also on the issue of how to read your new paystub.3. Move the deadline for time entries to Sunday night (and ultimately Monday) so that OT can be paid in a timely fashion.4. Provide members information on how to read your new pay stuff.5. Deduct overpayments over some period of time and NOT in one paycheck (this is for those that have been overpaid a significant amount of money). We have also set up weekly meetings to discuss progress on all of these issues and any new issues that arise. I promise that the entire Executive Board of Local 2187 is working tirelessly to resolve these problems. I really appreciate your patience. I know that a lot of you are frustrated; I’m frustrated. However, we are doing the best that we can and we will continue to work however long we need to, to resolve these issues. If you—or anyone you know—has any existing problems with their pay, regardless of what that problem is, it is important that you send that information to me. We will send these issues to our attorneys, so that they can address them with the City. My e-mail is BCOYLE@DC47.ORG. Thank you again for your continued support. –Bob Coyle, Local 2187 President
Check out these updates from the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. This issue features an article that recognizes the accomplishments of Local 2187 member Patricia Coyne!
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..."
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.
Welcome to the new members of our Local union leadership team! Check out the pictures of AFSCME 2187 members swearing in newly elected Local Officers, Delegates, & Trustees.
"Pennsylvania is surrounded by states that ALL have raised their minimum wage in recent years, while our Commonwealth has not seen a raise in more than a decade. Pennsylvania’s minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour."
Sign the AFL-CIO petition to help change this in PA TODAY!
Come celebrate labor with the Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO at the annual Philly Labor Day Parade and Festival with friends & family!
Ticket information for AFSCME 2187 members:
Meet in the parking lot outside of the Masquerade shop on 9/3 at 1100 S. Columbus Blvd. at 9AM.
2187 Secretary-Treasurer Dave Mora will be distributing t-shirts and event wristbands. Members are eligible to receive up to four (4) wristbands to the Labor Day Family Festival.
In 2017, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies received, on average, $13.93 million in total compensation, according to the AFL-CIO's analysis of available data. America's production and nonsupervisory workers earned only $38,613, on average, in 2017-- a CEO-to-worker pay ration of 361 to 1.
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"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..."
Labor history is often missing from textbooks, but some schools are finding creative ways to teach economic justice.
"...black 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."
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...
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.
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...
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.