Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

 

 

We have a little over a week to elect pro-labor candidates across the commonwealth and your participation is essential.

The safest way to vote this year is to vote by mail. During the Civil War Americans used the mail to vote, and the post office has been essential to our democracy ever since. 

Take Action

On Tuesday, August 25, postal workers will take action across America with one clear message – #SaveThePostOffice.

 

The HEROES Act has been sitting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk for months, but now he wants to ram through a Supreme Court nomination. Tell your senators we need COVID-19 relief, not a Supreme Court power grab.

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Remember that tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day in Philadelphia! Make a plan to vote!

For more information and to find your polling location, visit www.votespa.com.

About the Fund Our Facilities Coalition

“Fund our Facilities” is a coalition of elected leaders, labor organizations, and community groups focused on securing funding for improvements to school buildings.

For $170 million, environmental hazards across the School District of Philadelphia’s more than 200 buildings can be remediated to the point that every school will be safe, healthy, and clean. This dollar figure addresses the following needs:

Attacks on Worker’s Rights

Under the Trump Administration, the rights of workers have been attacked regularly. Across a variety of sectors, this administration has restricted collective bargaining, suspended Union elections, and put oppressive limits on organizing, even outside of working hours.

 

Weakened Mine Inspections

 

What the Trump Administration calls ‘regulatory reform,’ Unions call jeopardizing lives. With sweeping legislation, in December 2017, the current administration took massive pride in canceling over 1,500 regulatory actions across many sectors. Actions intended to protect the public, consumers, and workers.