AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders at NAACP Convention

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders said some folks want to take us back to 1915. He said, ” They’re rolling back our rights, disturbing our public education and cutting job training. They’re buying elections, redistricting our communities to dilute our strength and even tossing out our votes.”


Independent Poll Has Kenney Lead Widening

James F. Kenney holds a commanding lead in Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to an independent poll conducted within the past week.
With less than a week until Tuesday’s primary, a survey of 600 likely voters showed Kenney with 42 percent support, far ahead of both former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham and state Sen. Anthony H. Williams, each of whom were favored by 15 percent of those polled.


Democrats Select Kenney in Mayoral Primary

With 98.4% of the vote counted, Jim Kenney  reportedly has 55.82% of the vote. His closest rival, Anthony Williams had 26.12%. He will represent the Democratic Party in the November General Election’s Philadelphia Mayor’s race.

Kenney did much better that recent polls predicted and some insiders in his camp anticipated.

AFSCME Councils 33, 47, and 1199C all endorsed Kenney.


AFSCME Poll Has Jim Kenney Leading Dems in Mayoral Primary

Jim Kenney has a very slight lead in the AFSCME poll. The get out the vote effort between now and election day will be a major factor in determining the eventual winner on May 19.


DC 47 Endorsed Candidates Attended Our Party

Democratic candidate for Mayor and DC 47’s endorsed candidate Jim Kenney joined others endorsed by DC 47 that attended the union’s party.


Philly AFSCME Councils Endorse Jim Kenney for Mayor

Members of AFSCME District Councils 33, 47 and 1199C stood with Jim Kenney this week as they endorsed Kenney for Mayor in the Democratic Primary. The election is Tuesday, May 19th.


Political Discussion at DC 47

Women gathered to discuss politics and get better acquainted at the Women of Labor Luncheon at DC 47. Several brothers also came out in support of their sisters.



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AFSCME 2016 Presidential Town Halls

AFSCME 2016 Presidential Town Halls

In June, several candidates running for President chose to meet with our International Executive Board to discuss the important issues facing our country, and asked for the endorsement and support of our 1.6 million members. As the next step in our member-driven... read more
PEOPLE Committee’s Work Continues

PEOPLE Committee’s Work Continues

AFSCME DC 47 Brothers and Sisters held a series of fundraisers before the primary election. The next fundraiser in being held on Friday, August 21 at Lou & Choo’s 2101 W. Hunting Park Ave. at 5 pm. We will continue... read more

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