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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:
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!

Remember that tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th is Election Day in Philadelphia! Make a plan to vote!

For more information and to find your polling location, visit www.votespa.com.

About the Fund Our Facilities Coalition

“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:

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.

To find out more about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, click here.

On May 6th, join your Union brothers and sisters for a rally in Harrisburg to save nuclear jobs!

Join us on the Capitol Steps, 501 North 3rd St, Harrisburg PA 17120 at 1:00pm. If you are interested in helping to arrange transportation, please call our office.

To view and share the flyer, click here.

Over 31,000 members of the UFCW who work at over 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have gone on strike after the company proposed completely unreasonable and drastic cuts to health care, take-home pay, and benefits.  We know these hard-working employees deserve better. It is their hard work and dedication to customer service that made Stop & Shop New England’s top grocery store and its parent company, Ahold Delhaize, more than $2 billion in profits last year. These workers need your help to win a fair contract.

On Wednesday, April 17th, the Philadelphia Commission for Women will have a Town Hall regarding Dignity for Domestic Workers. It will be at the AFSCME DC 1199C NUHHCE Training and Upgrading Center at the Land Title Building, 10th Floor (100 S. Broad St.) from 6pm to 8pm. To register, click here.

On Wednesday, April 17th, join the International Labour Organization (ILO) for a panel discussion entitled "In Conditions of Freedom and Dignity: Decent Work for Tomorrow's Workers." This event follows a plenary session and panel discussions at the Temple University Fox School of Business earlier in the day, organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO.