The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t just a public health crisis — it’s a labor crisis as well.

“Fund our Facilities” is a coalition of elected leaders, labor organizations, and community groups focused on securing funding for improvements to school buildings. For $170 million, environmental hazards across the School District of Philadelphia’s more than 200 buildings can be remediated to the point that every school will be safe, healthy, and clean. This dollar figure addresses the following needs:

This Tax Day, April 15th, join APWU Local 89 for a rally to tell the public that the US Postal Service uses NO tax dollars to run, and that US Mail is Not For Sale!

Location: Philadelphia City Hall (North Apron)
Date: Monday, April 15th, 2019
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

APWU Local 89 invites all unions, postal employees, politicians, and the public to join in their fight to save post offices.

On Saturday, April 27th, the A. Philip Randolph Institute Philadelphia Chapter will be having their Membership Mixer at T-Bird Lanes (5830 Castor Ave. Philadelphia PA 19149). The bowling party will be taking place from 1pm to 5pm, and tickets cost $25.

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO is proud to announce its endorsement of the following candidates for the 2019 Primary Election.

At Olney Charter High School, AFT-ACSE's Olney Charter High School Union is fighting for the education students deserve. Families want a stable school where teachers and staff can stay long term, and that means fair pay and benefits. Their students deserve small class sizes and programs that address their needs and prepare them for success after high school. Their employer has been slow to come to the bargaining table -- their union had been asking for bargaining dates for six months before they got them in September.

On Friday, April 26th, we will honor those men and women who died from work-related traumatic injury or illness at our 31st Annual Worker's Memorial Day breakfast program and memorial service. Our program, the oldest and largest in the U.S., is co-sponsored by PhilaPOSH and the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO.

Wednesday, April 26, 2019, 8:30am-12:00pm
Sheet Metal Workers Hall
1301 S. Colombus Blvd.

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO has a Public Sector Committee, led by Tom Tosti, Director of AFSCME District Council 88, and it puts out a newsletter called The Public Interest. Click Here to see the Winter 2019 edition.

The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which takes place every year on the second Saturday in May, is taking place this year on Saturday May 11th. All you need to do to participate is leave a bag of non-perishables at your doorstep and your letter carrier will collect it to be donated to a local food bank.




AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding had this to say “Four years ago our labor movement had a big decision to make. Our unions needed more cooperation, transparency and leadership from the next mayor. We met together, deliberated and ultimately held a vote to endorse Jim Kenney. Since that endorsement, Mayor Jim Kenney has been proud to wave our union banner and serves our city as an uncompromising champion for working people.”