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."
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Please watch the message below from Local President Bob Coyle about retro-pay check updates.
Message Text: Good afternoon Brothers and Sisters, Today is Friday, Sept. 14, and by now you should all have received your retro-paycheck. Some of you were concerned that you were not paid the correct amount since you only received one check, as opposed to the two checks that the City said that they were going to issue. If you have any questions regarding the amount that you received, please contact your Executive Board Liaison or Staff Rep. Second, some members still have not received their full bonus, for one reason of the other: they may have been on probation. If you believe that you were entitled to receive a full bonus, and you have yet to receive the $800 bonus, again, please contact your Executive Board Member or Staff Representative. Thirdly, some members are asserting that they did not receive the 2.5% increase on July 1, for the first two pay periods. If you have not received that raise for those first two pay periods, please contact your Executive Board Member or Staff Representative. Fourth, some of you are in Plan 10, there is a lot of follow-up as a result of the recent contract negotiations. You should be receiving a letter soon from the Local, in which a meeting will be scheduled to discuss your options regarding Pension benefits. Lastly, there were four committees established in the most recent contract: Essential Employees, Exempt Employees, Workplace Violence, and Alternative Work Schedules. The Union Representatives for those committees have already been forwarded to the City, but each of those committees has a Member Advisory Committee attached to it. If you have an interest in any of those four [Advisory] Committees, please contact your Executive Board Rep. or your Staff Representative. A list of the Dept. Executive Board Liaisons and Staff Representatives can be found on the Local’s website: www.afscme2187.org. Thank You!
*CORRECTION: Workplace Violence Committee is Workplace Training Committee.
"HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said he will not release a tax return because his income is nobody else’s business and he suggested that labor unions will use it to try to organize workers at the non-union waste-hauling business he owns..."
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...
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.
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.