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.


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.



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.

Health & Safety

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.


The Newsletter section includes the District Council 47 newsletter, as well as newsletters from the Locals and Health & Welfare.

Our Blog

AFSCME Philly Unions Endorse Jim Kenney for Mayor

AFSCME Philly Unions Endorse Jim Kenney for Mayor

AFSCME District Councils 33, 47 and 1199C came together to endorse Jim Kenney for Mayor of Philadelphia in the May 19th Democratic Primary election. Philly AFL-CIO’s Pat Eiding (left) also endorsed Jim Kenney. 1199C President Henry Nicholas, DC33 President Pete... read more
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

read more

Contact Us