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“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:
Join Fund Our Facilities Coalition member Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, students, parents, union leaders and members on Wednesday, December 18 at 10 a.m. for the SOS Toxic Schools Rally in Harrisburg! Whether in Philly or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, none of us should worry about getting mesothelioma or another illness because of the time we spent in a public school. The rally takes place from 10-11, followed by lobbying at the Capitol. We're calling on state lawmakers to pass our Emergency Grant Repair Program so we can get the toxins out of our schools!

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

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.

When:
Wednesday, April 26, 2019, 8:30am-12:00pm
Where:
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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAYOR KENNEY ENDORSED BY THE PHILADELPHIA COUNCIL AFL-CIO

CONTACT DANNY BAUDER 215-279-4337

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.”


Margaret A. Browning

The Peggy Browning Fund is a nonprofit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, prominent labor attorney and member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Tomorrow, 2/8, Governor Wolf will be holding a rally to raise the minimum wage in PA! This will be the Governor’s first public event on the minimum wage since announcing his proposal last week and including it in his proposed budget on Tuesday.

When: Friday 2/8, 2:15pm
Where: Frankford Transportation Center, 5223 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia

See you there!