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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.

AFSCME Legislative Update: 9/27

Check out weekly Legislative Updates from AFSCME.

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Health & Welfare Fund participants:

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AFL-CIO- Worker's Presidential Summt: Sept. 17

Join the Philadelphia AFL-CIO when 2020 candidates for President of the United States participate in the first-ever Worker's Presidential Summitt in Philadelphia, PA. General admission to the event will be FREE to union members, workers seeking to join a union, and key community allies. For more information contact Daniel Bauder: dbauder@philaflcio.org or 215-665-9800.

Philly AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade & Celebration: 9/2

Please see the pictures from our fun filled day at Penn's Landing celebrating Labor Day.

Guardian Nurses- The Flame: Sept. 2019 Newsletter

-Warning: Vaping is hazardous to your lungs

-Our newest mural

-What goes in, does not necessarily come out!

Health Advocate- Newsletter: Sept. 2019

-Prime yourself for a healthy Fall

-Curb digital distractions and make real-time connections

-Brighten your meals

UNION UPDATE: 8/30

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

Video Text: Good morning Brothers and Sisters,

Today is Friday, August 30th. Here we are at the unofficial end of the Summer, with the start of the Labor Day weekend. This coming Monday, September 2nd, will be the 32nd Tri-state annual Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration. The parade starts at the Sheet Metal Workers' Union Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. Local 2187 will be in the strip mall right across the street from the "tin knockers" (sheet metal workers) from 8AM to 930AM. We will be distributing T-shirts and wrist bands. Wrist bands are not necessary for the parade, however they are necessary to enter the party afterwards, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. The party goes from 11AM to 2PM. All are welcome, however you do need a wrist band. Again, we will be at the strip mall across the street from 8AM to 930AM, where wrist bands will be available. They are a limited number and they are first come first served. If you are unable to get a wrist band by 930AM, you can call Vice President April Gigetts. Her cellphone number is: 215-421-4849. If April has any wrist bands available, she will meet you at the Great Plaza. 
Our next General Membership meeting will be held on Friday, September 13th. It will be held at the AFL-CIO, at 22 S. 22nd Street. The meeting will start at noon (12PM) and lunch will be available at 1130AM. It is important for as many members as possible to attend this meeting. If we do not have a quorum, we can't do any business and the meeting becomes an informational meeting. We have not had a quorum at our last two meetings. 
Finally, OnePhilly. Problems... I don't know where to start. The problems are ongoing, it doesn't seem to be as many as before, but however they are still going on. We meet with he City once a week to address these issues. If you are experiencing any problems with your pay/time keeping, or anything at all with OnePhilly, please contact: David Wilson. He is the 2187 Executive Board member liaison that has been appointed by the Board and meets with the City once a week. David's e-mail is: davidwilson2187@gmail.com. You can also send your concerns to me at: bcoyle@dc47.org. I hope everyone had a great Summer and I hope to see everyone at the Labor Day Parade.
Thank you!
-Bob Coyle, AFSCME Local 2187 President

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UPDATED: Phila. AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade & Family Celebration 9/2

Labor Day Parade & Party Details for 2187 members:

To get your T-Shirts & wrist bands (required for admission to post-parade party at Penn's Landing), come to the strip mall located at Delaware & Washington Aves., between 8AM-9:30AM, on Monday, 9/2. You can park under the Interstate 95 bridges, behind the movie theater for free. Do not park in the strip mall parking lot, as you will be towed. Courtesy shuttles will be provided.

Staging area for the parade will be in the Sheet Metal Workers' Union Hall, located directly across the street from our meeting location. The program starts at 930AM, and the parade begins at 10AM.

Local 2187 will be group #30 out of 60 groups to march.

Primary Election Issue: Ethelind Baylor

Please see this information regarding AFSCME 2187 member and City Council at Large Candidate, Ethelind Baylor.

OnePhilly Update: May 6

See the the latest AFSCME 2187 update on the OnePhilly payroll system.

PhillyLabor News: 4/10

See the latest Philly union news updates from Phillylabor.com.

OnePhilly: Employee Manual 2019

See this manual for more information on the new OnePhilly payroll system.

Phila. AFL-CIO: The Public Interest- March 2019

Check out these updates from the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. This issue features an article that recognizes the accomplishments of Local 2187 member Patricia Coyne!

AFSCME Judicial Panel Decision 1/8: Local 2187 Election Protest

Click below to read AFSCME International's decision regarding the 2187 Election Protest 2018.

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.

AFSCME 2187 Leadership Sworn In: Oct. 2018

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.

SIGN AFL-CIO's Petition: Raise PA Minimum Wage

"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!

The Record: Summer 2018 Newsletter

See the latest union news from AFSCME 2187!

AFL-CIO: News Bulletin July 2018

See the latest news from the Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO.

City Contract: Summary of Memorandum of agreement 2017-2020

See an easy to read summary of the new Contract agreement here.

City Contract; Memorandum of agreement 2017-2020

View a full copy of the contract agreement that was ratified by the 2187 membership on June 20, 2018.

City Contract: Pension Changes 2017-2020

2187 members can view this chart to see how their base salaries and pension contributions will change with the Memorandum Of Agreement 2017-2020.

AFL-CIO: Executive Paywatch 2017

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.

Health Advocate: Feeling Down? Get help

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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

"...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."

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...

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.