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May 21, 2013, 17:17 ET

City workers, other unions and community groups to protest at National Conference of Mayors meeting hosted by Mayor Nutter.

AFSCME Secretary Treasurer Laura Reyes, District Council 33 President Pete Matthews, District Council 47 President Cathy Scott, along with...

May 09, 2013, 08:30 ET

City Workers living in poverty doubles under Nutter; City Workers take their case to City Council

 A recent Temple University study demonstrated that the number of city workers living below the poverty line has doubled under Mayor Michael...

Apr 29, 2013, 13:47 ET

AFSCME District Council 47 President Cathy Scott to testify to City Council on City Worker Poverty Study

 AFSCME DC 47 President Cathy Scott will return to City Council to focus Council's attention on a recent Temple University Report demonstrating...

Jan 31, 2013, 08:30 ET

They're Back! AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47 to hold Candlelight Vigil for a Fair Contract at Home of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

 Mayor 1% Nutter continues to refuse to settle fair contracts for the members of AFSCME District Council's 33 and 47. In response AFSCME...

Jan 17, 2013, 10:00 ET

Thousands to rally on Independence Mall to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by standing for a Better Philadelphia for ALL

Dr. King's dream of a just society that protected the rights of working families is under attack in the City of Brotherly Love. With that in...

Dec 20, 2012, 08:30 ET

AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47 to join the Grinch to deliver nearly 2,000 postcards to Mayor 1% Nutter calling for a Better Philadelphia for All

 Today the Grinch will be joined by members of AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47 and other City unions, religious, social justice and...

Nov 19, 2012, 19:45 ET

Philadelphia continues to take their message to Mayor Nutter

Thousands of Philadelphians, representing a cross-section of the city took their message of "enough is enough" to Mayor Michael Nutter at the...

Nov 19, 2012, 08:30 ET

AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47 to Picket Marian Anderson Award Event at Kimmel Center

AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47, representing thousands of Philadelphia City workers, will be holding a demonstration at the Marian Anderson...

Nov 14, 2012, 18:15 ET

Hundreds of workers converge on the Mayors house to shine light on his 1% agenda

Hundreds of hard-working Philadelphians take their message directly to Mayor Michael Nutter's house, which was "We rejected Mitt Romney's 1% agenda...