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Video: PMA Rally 7/13/22

WATCH: AFSCME members showed up in a sea of green at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Phila. Museum of Art Union: 7/13/22 Rally

Phila. Museum of Art workers are 23 months without a contract! THIS. IS. NOT. OKAY.
Rally & stand with the workers!

CDC: COVID Update 7/11/22

See the latest update on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control.

Labor Notes: July 8, 2022

Please see the latest edition of Labor Notes newsletter.

AFSCME Legislative Update: June 2022

Please see the latest Legislative Update from AFSCME International.

PMA Rally: 6/14 Recap

WHAT A GREAT DAY! Check out our rally recap & livestream recording. <3

CBS News: Unions Are Cool Again

“an example of younger employees' interest in improved working conditions, & the increasing fortunes of labor collectives, despite corporations' anti-union tactics.”

FREE COVID Tests: 3rd Round

The Federal government has approved a 3rd round of FREE COVID tests. Order tests for your family today!

AFL-CIO Survey: 2022

Take a moment to tell the AFL-CIO what matters to you in a quick online survey.

PA Primary Election Dates 2022

See these important dates and links for the Primary Election Tues., May 17, 2022 in Pennsylvania.

RECAP: Standing w/ PMA Workers 4/1!

Hundreds of workers & community members rallied and marched in support of workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Stand with Ukraine ❤️

Stand with the families of the Ukraine.

#standwiththeukraine

Stand With PMA Workers 4/1!

Stand with our #union family at Philadelphia Museum of Art family on April 1st.

RSVP: CLICK HERE

Free COVID Tests: 3rd Round

The Federal government has approved a third round of FREE COVID tests. Order more tests for your family today!

City Council Support for @PMA_union

Thank you Council member Isaiah Thomas for supporting workers and their families at Philadelphia Museum of art!

International Women's Day 3/8

Celebrating women and their contributions to labor and workers everywhere on social media.

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!

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.

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.

Last Week Tonight: Union Busting

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

*EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING*

Report: Cultural Institutions SOLD OUT Workers

See this report and analysis from Cultural Workers United.

AFL-CIO: PASS The Pro Act

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

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Distribution From City Pension Adjustment Fund 2022

Please see this important information about an approved one-time distribution from the Pension Adjustment Fund.

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Celebration of Life: Joe Herkness

Please see this information for a service for Joe Herkness.

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Congratulations Carol Stukes-Baylor!

Congratulations to Carol Stukes-Baylor on being elected Vice-Chair of the City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement...

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Join Us!

If you are interested in joining the Membership, Voter Registration, Hospitality, Activities/Fundraising, or Affordable Housing committees-

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Memorial Service: Linda M. Rhyme

Please see this information for a memorial service for Linda M. Rhyme.

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DC47 Retirees President Report: Jan. 2022

Please see the latest report from AFSCME DC47 Retiree Chapter President Vanessa Fields.

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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.

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AFSCME Retirees

Join Retiree e-mail updates, text messages, read update newsletters and more from AFSCME International.

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Retiree Seminar 2/7

Join us for a virtual financial and retirement seminar on Feb. 7th.

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Retiree Membership Meeting: 1/26/22

Come join us for our next virtual membership meeting on Wednesday, January 26th.

Call: 215-893-3765 for details.

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!

Tickets & Details
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City Pension Check Update

City of Philadelphia pension checks will be mailed out on December 17th.

DC47 Retirees President Report: Nov. 2021

Please see the latest report from AFSCME DC47 Retiree Chapter President Vanessa Fields.

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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!

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Call for Lower RX Costs!

Call your elected officials to demand lowering prescription drug prices. Use the phone number: 844-515-2703.

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.

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Art Workers Across Country Unionize

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

Listen Now

Senior Safety Tips

From the Attorney General of PA- See these safety tips that seniors can take to protect themselves.

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Retirees Letter to Legislators

We support President Biden's plan to build back a better America.

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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!

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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."

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DC47 General Election 11/2/21 Endorsements

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

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AP: Student Loan Forgiveness

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

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Report: Cultural Institutions SOLD OUT Workers

See this report and analysis from Cultural Workers United.

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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.

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CDC Study: Unvaccinated Death More Likely

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

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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.

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DC47 Retirees | Officers

Vanessa L. Fields

PRESIDENT

e-mail: retiree@dc47.org

phone: 215-893-3765

 

Thomas Paine Cronin

VICE PRESIDENT

e-mail: retiree@dc47.org

phone: 215-893-3765

Wanda Tuck

SECRETARY TREASURER

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phone: 215-893-3765

 

Eleanor Lundy Wade

RECORDING SECRETARY

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phone: 215-893-3765

DC47 Retirees | Executive Board Members

Cynthia Harmon-Williams

e-mail: retiree@dc47.org

phone: 215-893-3765

 

Phyllis Williams

e-mail: retiree@dc47.org

phone: 215-893-3765

Dominic Veneziale

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phone: 215-893-3765

 

DC47 Retirees | Trustees

Carol G. Stukes-Baylor

e-mail: retiree@dc47.org

phone: 215-893-3765

 

Sharon Dennison

e-mail: retiree@dc47.org

phone: 215-893-3765

Marlene Hill

e-mail: retiree@dc47.org

phone: 215-893-3765

 

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