AFSCME Rally & Canvass 11/5

Join AFSCME President Lee Saunders, in our historic effort to protect our pensions/retirement, collective bargaining rights, and democratic freedoms this election!

General Election 11/8 Endorsements

AFSCME endorsements for working families!

Candidates suggested by DC47 PEOPLE Committee & voted on by our Delegates.

PMA Strike: WE DID IT!

PMA Union members ended their strike & ratified their first Union contract on 10/16 by 99% at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

AFSCME Legislative Update: Oct. 2022

Please see the latest Legislative Update from AFSCME International.

Labor Notes: Oct. 21, 2022

Please see the latest edition of Labor Notes newsletter.

CDC: COVID Update 9/26/22

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

Stand with Ukraine ❤️

Stand with the families of the Ukraine.


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.”

Video: PMA Rally 7/13/22

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

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!

Last Week Tonight: Union Busting

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



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


DC47 Retirees Chapter

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DC47 Retirees On The Move

DC47 Retirees w/ Josh Shapiro

DC47 Retirees support Josh Shapiro for Pennsylvania Governor.

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DC47 Retirees Support PMA Union

DC47 Retirees Chapter President Vanessa Fields presenting Adam Rizzo, Local 397 President with a $1,000 check to the PMA Union Strike Fund.

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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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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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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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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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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.


City Pension Check Update

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

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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DC47 Retirees President Report: Nov. 2021

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

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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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Senior Safety Tips

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

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Art Workers Across Country Unionize

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

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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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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



phone: 215-893-3765


Thomas Paine Cronin



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Wanda Tuck



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Eleanor Lundy Wade



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DC47 Retirees | Executive Board Members

Cynthia Harmon-Williams


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Phyllis Williams


phone: 215-893-3765

Dominic Veneziale


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DC47 Retirees | Trustees

Carol G. Stukes-Baylor


phone: 215-893-3765


Sharon Dennison


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Marlene Hill


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