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Join the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO as we make history, when the 2020 candidates for president of the United States participate in the first-ever Workers' Presidential Summit in Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, June 27th is the 1 year anniversary of the Janus decision, and we want to tell the world that we’re Sticking With Our Unions and we’re here to stay!

Join the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and Labor 411 for Union Night with Philadelphia Union Soccer! All union members and their friends, family, and colleagues are w

On July 18, 2017, the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO unanimously passed the following resolution declaring the Philadelphia labor movement's support of and participation in the national boycott of Nabisco/Mondelez products made in Mexico.

Stand with Nabisco Workers and Protect American Jobs

As the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week, the city's reassessment of commercial properties has created an unexpected windfall of $118 million in new tax revenue. $65 million of this new revenue is slated for the School District.

Yesterday afternoon, Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding sent this letter to Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District, and to Joyce Wilkerson, Chair of the SRC. The letter was cosigned by 9 elected leaders of Philadelphia's unions.

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO has voted to issue the following endorsements in the May 16th Primary Election:

For City Controller: Alan Butkovitz

For District Attorney: NO ENDORSEMENT

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas: Stella Tsai, Mark Cohen, Daniel Sulman, Leon Goodman, Deborah Canty, Dawn Tancredi, Wendi Barish, Zac Shaffer, Vincent Melchiorre, David Conroy, Lucretia Clemons

At a press conference held on March 30th at their office in Center City, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO announced their unanimous endorsement of Alan Butkovitz. Pat Eiding, President of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO opened the press conference saying that Butkovitz “has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for Philadelphians and we are united in our support of his reelection.” Eiding continued, “As City Controller, Alan Butkovitz has worked hard to save taxpayer’s money. Since taking office his work has saved Philadelphians over $800 million.”

As reports of hate crimes and bias incidents have risen sharply following the election of Donald Trump, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO has passed a resolution condemning these incidents and is determined to stand with like-minded people who are also appalled by rising bigotry and intolerance. The resolution will be delivered today to all elected officials in Philadelphia.

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.