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.


Dc47 Local 54 Hears About PEOPLE

In this political season, with the primary election on May 19th, members of Local 54 are getting briefed about the importance of politics to union members by Dc 47’s Candido Silva.


DC 47 Hears From Council At Large Candidates

Many candidates running for City Council at Large shared their views with members of DC 47 this weekend. DC 47 President Fred Wright is seen here shaking hands with Democratic Council At Large candidate Derek Green. The PEOPLE Committee has heard from candidates for Mayor and City Council. Candidates for other offices are also scheduled. Check out those dates at the link below:



Mayoral Candidates Respond To DC 47 Questions

Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham were two of the candidates responding to questions from DC47 members.


Fish Fry Brought Together Members, Family, Friends and Politicians

The DC 47 PEOPLE Committee held their Fish Fry Fundraiser and raised money for their legislative and political activities.

PEOPLE is Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality.
PEOPLE is also the official name of AFSCME’s political action committee and is registered with the Federal Election Commission. Federal law and some state laws prohibit the use of union dues money to support political candidates. Campaign contributions by AFSCME to these candidates must come from a separate voluntary fund.


DC 47 Members March on MLK Day

DC 47 Members and Retirees rallied and marched along with thousands of others in MLK Holiday protest from Philadelphia School District Administration building on North Broad Street to center city.


Happy New Year

Happy New Year Brothers and Sisters. We accomplished many things in 2014 including the ratification of many of our contracts. Right now, we are still working on getting a new contract with the Philadelphia Housing Authority. We enrolled 300 new members in 2014 and hope to continue our efforts to grow our union in 2015. Let’s continue to pull together, to assist Brothers and Sisters in DC 47 and work in solidarity with other working men and women, to build the union movement in 2015.

In Unity,

Fred Wright, President DC 47


Good Times With DC 47 at Temptations

It was a real party at Temptations for DC 47 members and guests.



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DC 47 Endorses Jim Kenney

DC 47 Endorses Jim Kenney

We do believe that experience in local government and knowledge about how it works is essential in doing the job of Mayor. That’s no different from any job and we need a chief executive that knows how things work. And for Mayor of the City of Philadelphia we’re supporting Jim Kenney

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Brothers Support Sisters Luncheon

Brothers Support Sisters Luncheon

Some Brothers Supported the Women of Labor Luncheon at DC 47. The discussion topic was Women and Politics. (left to right) Local 2186 VP Donnell Martin, City Council At-Large candidate Isaiah Thomas and District 1199C VP Chris Woods joined with their sisters at the... read more
DC 47 Women of Labor Luncheon

DC 47 Women of Labor Luncheon

The event included food, an ice breaker by Local 2187 Pres. Jacqueline Marshall, and presentations by State Sen. Christine Tartaglione, Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds-Brown and Maria Quinones-Sanchez, as well as Helen Gym. read more

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