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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 breakfas

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.

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

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!

Teachers at Los Angeles schools, including a few charter schools, began striking on Monday January 14th. The community is turning out in full force in support, and the teachers won't stand down until an agreement is reached.

United Way, one of the AFL-CIO's national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people find local resources they may be eligible for. The number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2-1-1 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services to eligible individuals, including:

Join Young Organized Philly, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO's young workers committee, for a membership drive event!

Click here for the flyer. Please share with your young members, aged 45 and under!

WHEN: February 9, 2019, 2PM-6PM

WHERE: Haute Restaurant, 1420 Locust St.

The House of Representatives passed reasonable, commonsense legislation to reopen and fund the government. But Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans refuse to bring it up for a vote.

Every day the federal government stays closed, hundreds of thousands of dedicated public employees go without pay.

That means 800,000 federal workers are in limbo, out of work or furloughed without a paycheck.

The North Philadelphia Health System Department of Behavioral medicine is seeking Counselors at all levels (Assistant, I, III, III) with thorough knowledge of principles and practices of counseling techniques as they apply to drug and/or alcohol abuse, physical behavioral and emotional characteristics and manifestations of drug and alcohol dependency and individual and group behavior.

These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement through our affiliate Service Employees International Union Local 668.