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New radio ads!

District Council 33 currently has three radio ads running all across Philadelphia. Click here to listen to them!

 

Employees shouldn’t have to risk their health to do their jobs. Four out of 10 private-sector workers come to work sick – or don’t get paid. The picture is noticeably different for state and local government workers, where union membership is stronger. Nine out of 10 workers in state and local government receive paid sick leave and, of those who belong to a union, it’s nearly everyone – 97 percent.


 

Pregnancy should not cost women their paychecks. But that's exactly what happened to UPS delivery driver Peggy Young when she became pregnant in 2006.


 

President Obama's willingness to act on immigration while Congress dithers and delays is admirable. Read President Saunders' Huffington Post article on it here.


 

We know that money can be a big obstacle when it comes to higher education. That’s why AFSCME provides scholarships to help members and their families reach their educational goals.


 

City Council President Darrell Clarke and ten members of City Council joined DC 33 President Pete Matthews and Gas Workers Local 686 President Keith Holmes for a press conference immediately following Mayor Nutter’s budget address last week and reaffirmed City Council’s support for a fair contract for District Council 33 and City Council's concerns about the mayor’s proposal to privatize the Gas Works. Read more >>>

All 16 members of City Council today signed an open letter to Mayor Nutter, urging him to end his five-year standoff with the city's municipal unions.

In particular, the Council members urged the mayor to soften his position on furlough days. Nutter wants the right to furlough workers up to 15 days per year during economic downturns.

Click the heading above to read the full text of the letter.

President Matthews on WURD radio

President Pete Matthews was recently a guest on two WURD Radio (900AM) shows, talking about contract negotiations with the City. Click here to listen to the interviews.

DC 33 members praised on CBS 3

News story follows a brief commercial from the CBS 3 website. Look for the DC 33 sweatshirt on the back of a member's chair around 1:38!

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Welcome to the new website for AFSCME District Council 33. We hope you will visit this website on a regular basis, to get updates on activities at the District Council.

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District Council 33 President Pete Matthews sent a letter and fact sheet to members of City Council, State Representatives, State Senators, members of Congress, US Senator Bob Casey, and other statewide candidates to let them know that DC 33's contract dispute with Democratic Mayor Mike Nutter could cause turnout problems in the November General Election.  To read and download copies of the letters and fact sheet, click here: Read more >>>

Click the headline above (or "Read More") to get information about the changes to DC 33 Dental Benefits. Read more >>>

Click the headline above (or "Read More") to get information about the changes to DC 33 Health Care Benefits. Read more >>>

District Council 33 President Pete Matthews has submitted an OpEd to both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. The Inquirer has refused to publish the piece without substantial cuts and the Daily News has not even responded. To read and download the OpEd, click here: Read more >>>

Mayor Nutter: Keep Your Promises!

In 2008, when he wanted our Union's support, Mayor Michael Nutter promised DC 33 members a fair contract. Since that time, our Union has helped the City save $415 million - but we STILL don't have a fair contract. Check out our TV ad calling on Mayor Nutter to give us a FAIR CONTRACT!

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