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:
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.
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.
Fred Wright, President DC 47
Our wages, benefits, working conditions, health and safety, and even whether we have jobs at all, are in the hands of officials who influence our future.
There is nothing more important than staying safe on the job. Our lives depend on it. That is why, as AFSCME members, we have access to some of the best workplace health and safety resources available.
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 Kenneyread more