AFSCME Supports Red Cross Workers

Front-line workers have kept their communities safe while often putting their own well-being on the line, especially during COVID-19.

PA AFL-CIO: 2022 Scholarship Contest

See how you and your family can win money for college!

Labor Notes: Dec. 2021

Please see the latest edition of Labor Notes newsletter.

AFSCME Legislative Update: Dec. 2021

Please see the latest Legislative Update from AFSCME International.

Support Letter for Workers at Museum of Art

See this support letter, from the Pennsylvania State Senate, for cultural workers and working families at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Art Workers Across Country Unionize

Listen to this great NPR radio segment about: Arts workers across the country unionizing!

B-I-N-G-O Fundraiser 12/18

Join former City Controller Jonathan Saidel on 12/18 as he hosts a District Council 47 Political Action Committee BINGO fundraiser.

Tickets available!

Truthout: A Unionization Wave

Cultural workers are organizing around the USA! They see the benefits of standing together to have a collective voice to negotiate with employers.

Last Week Tonight: Union Busting

John Oliver on @lastweektonight discusses the mechanics of union busting.


Support Voter Registration & Education

The Phila. School District can play an important role in promoting democracy by establishing a policy for voter education and non-partisan registration within high schools.

PMA: Workers Deserve A Contract!

Send management a letter today! Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art deserve dignity & respect with a Union contract.

Labor Notes Newsletter: 10/29

See the latest union updates from Labor Notes!

PA NOW: Enough is Enough Rally 10/30

Rally & Solidarity Ride at City Hall in response to recent sexual assault on SEPTA. Public spaces must be safe. Public transit must be safe!

NY Times: Workers Have Upper Hand

“It’s like the whole country is in some kind of union renegotiation…right now it seems like workers have the upper hand."

Teen Vogue: Billionaires Barely Pay Taxes

See how they get away with it!

Report: Cultural Institutions SOLD OUT Workers

See this report and analysis from Cultural Workers United.

DC47 General Election 11/2/21 Endorsements

See our list of working family advocates that we are suggesting for political office on Nov. 2nd.

AFSCME DC47 Retirees Event

Making Connections Across Generations in the time of Covid

Friday, October 22, 2021

VIRTUAL: 5pm-7pm

AFSCME DC47 Member Spotlight

It's time to show off your hard #Union work out on the frontlines! It is the members that make our #Union strong and we are proud of the work that our #Union family does every single day. Submit an AFSCME DC47 Member Spotlight candidate today!

AP: Student Loan Forgiveness

What’s behind push to make changes in student loan forgiveness?

NO Fetal Cells in COVID Vaccines

Article to clarify social media misinformation that employees are using to try to get religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

CDC Study: Unvaccinated Death More Likely

See the latest CDC study 9/10 about COVID-19 vaccines.

CareerLink Pennsylvania

Check out these great community resources to help you in the post-pandemic USA. Connect to jobs, housing relief, grants, and more in Pennsylvania.

Fair Districts PA: Website

See the latest redistricting news and updates from Fair Districts PA.

COVID-19: Why Is Delta So Dangerous?

Find out why the COVID-19 Delta variant is so dangerous to the public.

Rental Assistance Tool

Check out this great resource from AFSCME to help you when financial times get hard.

Unions Power America Contest

Union Plus is thanking union workers for getting America back on its feet. See how you could win up to $15,000.

Pass The Family Care Act

See details on how you can help get paid family leave benefits for all working people.

COVID-19 Update: July 2021

See the latest COVID-19 update from DC47.

Our Union family is growing!

Welcome our newest bunch of cultural workers to the DC47 union family: Penn Museum Workers United.


Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions and dignity for all people who work. Passing the PRO Act will be our first step to getting there. Use this form to tell your U.S. senators: Vote “yes” on the PRO Act.

The Union Difference

See the ways that life is better with a #union!

Congress: Fund the front lines!

Front-line public service workers put their lives on the line to save us. Don’t let Congress thank them with a pink slip. Pass state & local aid NOW! #FundtheFrontLines

AFSCME: Free College Benefit

In this difficult time, AFSCME stands ready to support you and your family any way we can. That's why we wanted to extend a limited-time opportunity for members and eligible family members to earn a FREE bachelor's degree. Summer enrollment is open now and classes begin on May 18, so do not delay.

AFSCME Local 1723

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