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09 May, 2017, 13:00 ET AFSCME District Council 33 announces endorsements for District Attorney and City Controller in 2017 Primary Election

Pete Matthews, President of AFSCME District Council 33, today announced at a news conference that the Executive Board of his Union has endorsed...


01 Nov, 2013, 13:38 ET AFSCME Council 13 Endorses McCord for Governor

On November 1, 2013, AFSCME Council 13 announced its endorsement of PA State Treasurer Rob McCord for governor. After holding interviews with six...


12 Jul, 2013, 13:30 ET District Council 33 President issues negotiations challenge to Mayor Nutter: "Show up, in person, and let's bargain in public."

 Pete Matthews, the President of AFSCME District Council 33, took to the airwaves today on talk radio station WURD-900 AM and issued a...


08 May, 2013, 17:16 ET Poll Shows Gov. Corbett Should Give Up Lottery Scheme

 AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director Dave Fillman called on Gov. Corbett to end – finally – his administration's secretive...


29 Apr, 2013, 10:36 ET AFSCME Re-Elects Fillman

Pennsylvania's largest public employees union, Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), re-elected...


23 Apr, 2013, 08:13 ET City workers to attend City Council budget hearing

 AFSCME District Council 33 President Pete Matthews and AFSCME District Council 47 President Cathy Scott will present testimony on Mayor...


14 Mar, 2013, 10:12 ET Lockard Appointed Director Of AFSCME District Council 86

A new leader has been selected to head the North Central branch of the largest public employee union in Pennsylvania. At a board meeting...


19 Feb, 2013, 14:36 ET AFSCME Urges Gov. Corbett To Negotiate With PA Employees On Lottery Proposal

 Dave Fillman, Executive Director AFSCME Council 13, challenged Gov. Corbett to end his reckless push to outsource the management of the...


14 Feb, 2013, 14:12 ET AG Kane Rejects Lottery Privatization Proposal

 Dave Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13, issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Kathleen Kane's...


06 Feb, 2013, 08:30 ET AFSCME District Council 33 President Pete Matthews to hold press conference to respond to Mayor Nutter's lawsuit at PA Supreme Court seeking to impose contract

Mayor Nutter has filed a lawsuit in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking a ruling allowing him to impose the City's last contract proposal on...


05 Feb, 2013, 18:44 ET Gov. Corbett's Budget Address Full of False Choices, Says AFSCME Council 13

In today's 2013-14 Budget Address Gov. Corbett has proposed non-solutions that only add billions more to the state's credit card in a smoke and...


05 Feb, 2013, 17:37 ET AFSCME District Council 33 President Pete Matthews to hold press conference to respond to Mayor Nutter's lawsuit seeking to impose contract

Mayor Nutter has filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas seeking a ruling allowing him to impose the City's last contract proposal on...


14 Jan, 2013, 13:55 ET Public Hearing on Lottery Foreign Take Over - Still More Questions Than Answers

 In the wake of today's only public vetting of the Corbett administration's proposed giveaway of the PA Lottery, AFSCME Council 13 urged...


11 Jan, 2013, 18:45 ET AFSCME Council 13 Vows to Fight Gov. Corbett's Midnight Raid on PA Seniors & Lottery

 AFSCME Council 13 will continue to oppose Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to give away as much as $1.5 billion in PA lottery funds that could fund...


14 Mar, 2012, 16:53 ET AFSCME Council 13 Endorses McCord, Murphy, DePasquale and Casey

 On March 14, 2012, Council 13 AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) announced its endorsement of Rob...


07 Mar, 2012, 11:34 ET AFSCME District Council 33 To Hold Rally for a Fair Contract Tomorrow at Love Park, 15th St. and JFK Blvd.

   AFSCME District Council 33, the City Workers Union representing over 10,000 City workers, will be holding a Rally for a Fair...


20 Sep, 2010, 16:05 ET City Worker Unions Rally for Fair Contract; Call Mayor Nutter 'Dictator' for Failing to Settle Agreement with District Councils 33 and 47

Hundreds of City municipal workers, members of AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47, today staged a Fair Contract Rally at the Pennsylvania...


20 Sep, 2010, 08:41 ET AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47 to Hold Rally for a Fair Contract at Sestak Fundraiser Featuring President Obama

AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47, the City Workers Unions representing over 13,000 city workers, will be holding a Rally for a Fair Contract...


13 Jul, 2010, 14:44 ET AFSCME Council 13 Endorses Onorato/Conklin and Sestak

On July 12, 2010, Council 13 AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) announced its endorsement of Dan Onorato...


24 Mar, 2010, 10:39 ET AFSCME District Council 33 Calls on City Council to Hold Hearings on Soda Tax and Trash Fee Proposals

Pete Matthews, the President of AFSCME District Council 33, the City Municipal Workers Union, today called on Philadelphia City Council to pass...


19 Mar, 2010, 12:51 ET Tosti Appointed Director of District Council 88

A new leader has been selected to head the South Eastern branch of the largest public employee union in Pennsylvania. At a board meeting on...


21 Dec, 2009, 13:34 ET Membership of AFSCME District Council 33 Praised for Blizzard Cleanup Efforts; Budget Cuts Blamed for Limiting Services

Pete Matthews, the President of AFSCME District Council 33, the City Municipal Workers Union, today praised the members of District Council 33...


16 Jan, 2009, 15:00 ET Union Announces Election

Note: The following release has been issued by AFSCME District Council 33. As per agreement with the Department of Labor, no other statements will...


08 Aug, 2008, 01:00 ET District Council 33 Members Ratify One-Year Contract With City of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The members of AFSCME District Council 33, the largest union of City workers in Philadelphia,...


30 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET District Council 33 and City of Philadelphia Continue Negotiations on City Contract.

PHILADELPHIA, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing 12,000 Philadelphia City workers will continue to negotiate with the...