Climate Change Survey

We have constructed a survey to help us decide, as a group, how we would like to tackle climate change problems. This is where we need your help. We would like to know what you, DC47 members, think about climate change and IF you agree that it IS a concern, what actions you would like to take.

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Good Times With DC 47 at Temptations

It was a real party at Temptations for DC 47 members and guests.
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It's Party Time- Get Ready!

DC 47 holiday party! Find out how to get your tickets.

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March and Rally for Better Wages

DC 47 VP Vanessa Fields and Local 2187 Pres. Jaqueline Marshall stood in front of MCDonald’s with signs. They joined with several dozen protesters, including members of DC 47 that had marched in center city Philadelphia calling for increased wages for workers at McDonald’s and other businesses. They chanted, “McDonald’s come off it, you made enough profit and other spirited chants during their rally.
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Running for Mayor in 2015

Alan Butkovitz announced he’s not running for Mayor in 2015. Anthony Williams and Lynne Abraham are set to announce on Wednesday. Former Mayor Ed Rendell is rumored to be contemplating a run. Doug Oliver, former PGW pr guy and press secretary for Mayor Michael Nutter, is exploring the possibility of running.
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Privatization Fight in Baltimore

Jonathon Epps, a 15-year employee with the Department of Public Works expressed his pride for the work he does to keep the city safe and clean.
“The work I do keeps our community safe, prevents disease and limits the rodent population,” he said. “By coming to work every day, I know I am making a difference in my city. I call on City Council and the mayor to keep our public water public – we do a good job and we are committed to our neighborhoods and our city.”

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DC 47 Pres. Wright on PhillyCam TV

District 1199C Pres. Henry Nicholas and DC 47 Pres. Fred Wright being interviewed  by Trudy Haynes about the recent PA General Election, local politics and the union. The show is scheduled to air in December or January on PhillyCam (Public Access) television.
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Thanks For Supporting Tom Wolf

Thank you brothers and sisters for your work in getting Tom Wolf elected. Over the last several months, we have canvassed, knocked on doors, as well as registered members, families and friends to vote. This culminated in the election of Tom Wolf as Governor, defeating anti-worker Tom Corbett just after one term in office.
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AFSCME Pres. Saunders and Philadelphia AFSCME leaders at the rally for Democrat Tom Wolf at District Council 33

AFSCME Supporters with Pa Democrat for Gov. Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf with 1199C, DC 33 and DC47 Officials.
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DC 47 Marched in Labor Day Parade

Brothers and Sisters from District Council 47 were participants in the annual Labor Day Parade down Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia this year.

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AFSCME PEOPLE

Our wages, benefits, working conditions, health and safety, and even whether we have jobs at all, are in the hands of officials who influence our future.

Health & Safety

There is nothing more important than staying safe on the job. Our lives depend on it. That is why, as AFSCME members, we have access to some of the best workplace health and safety resources available.

Newsletter

The Newsletter section includes the District Council 47 newsletter, as well as newsletters from the Locals and Health & Welfare.

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Climate Change: You Can Make A Difference!

Climate Change: You Can Make A Difference!

On September 21, 2014 over 400,000 people attended the Climate Change March in New York City. Attendees included all ages, backgrounds, and occupations. They were retirees, college students, babies in strollers, neighborhood activists, organic farmers, and unionized... read more
March and Rally for Better Wages

March and Rally for Better Wages

DC 47 VP Vanessa Fields and Local 2187 Pres. Jaqueline Marshall stood in front of MCDonald’s with signs. They joined with several dozen protesters, including members of DC 47 that had marched in center city Philadelphia calling for increased wages for workers at McDonald’s and other businesses.

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