Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO


AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains why CEO Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Labor, is a bad choice for the office and will not be the advocate working people

Donald Trump will soon decide whether or not to repeal a number of pro-worker regulations that make a real difference in the lives of working people.

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Politics is not a spectator sport, and working people cannot build power and advance social and economic justice by standing on the sidelines waiting for someone else to do our jobs. Join the Labor 2016 door-to-door canvass campaign -- starting on Saturday, November 5th, join hundreds of your fellow working people to Get Out the Vote for Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, and all the pro-working family candidates we've endorsed.

You and your brothers and sisters will knock on doors to remind Philadelphia's voters to get to the polls on Election Day in order to vote in one of the most important elections in our lifetimes. Be part of the victories that we will celebrate after polls close on Tuesday the 8th!

Volunteer on Saturday, November 5th

Volunteer on Sunday, November 6th

Volunteer on Monday, November 7th

Volunteer on Election Day -- Tuesday, November 8th

We will run morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon canvass shifts each day starting on Saturday the 5th (except Sunday the 6th, when we will not run a morning shift). We will run canvass shift out of the following 3 locations:

Northeast Philadelphia -- Sprinkler Fitters Local 692, 14002 McNulty Rd. Philadelphia 19154

Northwest Philadelphia -- Working America, 5225 Germantown Ave (rear entrance), Philadelphia 19144

South Philadelphia -- IATSE Local 8, 2402 S. Swanson St, Philadelphia 19148

Click the links above to sign up for one or more of the Get Out the Vote canvass shifts over the last 4 days of this election campaign.

Tell your members of Congress to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, especially if there’s no plan to replace it that provides quality, affordable health care for everyone.

Recent News

Who We Are:

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO is a federation of over 100 individual unions, representing almost 200,000 working men and women in Philadelphia. The AFL-CIO represents workers in every sector from educators to welders, refinery workers to federal employees.

What We Are Seeking:

The ink wasn’t dry on Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal as secretary of labor nominee, but union leaders were celebrating. AFSCME President Lee Saunders said Puzder had “nothing but contempt for everything the Labor Department stands for.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said “the power of collective action” had taken Puzder down. Thomas Perez, the former secretary of labor now running to lead the Democratic National Committee, hopped on a conference call with reporters to celebrate.

President Trump came into office on a wave of promises to look out for regular, working Americans, make the rich pay their fair share and “Make America Great Again.” That was what old time con men would call "the set up". But you can only call what has happened next "the sting".

When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Staples birthed a retail partnership in 2013, USPS said “it’s time to celebrate.” But now, that program has been sentenced to death and it is postal labor leaders who are rejoicing. They cheer the demise of a program that had been the target of a vigorous campaign by postal unions that don’t want the post office privatized.

Read the full article in The Washington Post.