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May 09, 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...


Jul 12, 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...


Apr 23, 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...


Feb 06, 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...


Feb 05, 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...


Mar 07, 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...


Sep 20, 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...


Sep 20, 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...


Mar 24, 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...


Dec 21, 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...


Jan 16, 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...


Aug 08, 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,...


Jun 30, 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...


Aug 28, 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...