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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...


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...


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, 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...


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...


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...


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...


28 Aug, 2003, 01:00 ET AFSCME District Council 33 Decides Not to Participate in Labor Day Event

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pete Matthews, the President of AFSCME District Council 33, today announced that his union would not be...