|Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO|
Weekly Bulletin April 25, 2012
Hundreds of union members hit the streets (and took to the phones) in a continuation of our work to help elect worker-friendly candidates and as part of a citywide effort coordinated by the Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition to educate voters about the new Voter ID law.
A full recap of the day's activities will be up on the website shortly but, in the meantime, we want to give a shoutout to our IBEW Local 98 union brother Ed Neilson who won the HD 169 Special Election yesterday and is the latest union member to join the ranks of elected officials!
Did you know that attacks against the men and women who drive our SEPTA buses and operate our SEPTA trolleys have more than doubled in the past year? The drivers' and operators' union, TWU Local 234, is holding a rally before tomorrow's SEPTA Board meeting to call on the agency to take action against the violence that is threatening thousands of our brothers and sisters. Please join Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding and your fellow workers at the rally!
Rally against violence on SEPTA
Thursday, April 26th, 12:00 noon
1234 Market St, Philadelphia
Every worker heads off to a job in order to make a living -- not to lose his or her life. Yet in 2010, 70 workers died on the job in our area. PhilaPOSH's Workers Memorial Day breakfast and procession this Friday morning provides us with a chance, to paraphrase Mother Jones, to remember the dead so that we might fight like hell for the living. Please participate in this important event.
Join dozens of unions and allied community organizations at a May Day rally celebrating Philadelphia's working heritage and working future! Gather at 3:00 for a rally where the GE plant stood, at 69th and Elmwood, before being abandoned by the 1% in the search for ever greater profits. Then march to the Labor Monument in Elmwood Park at 71st and Buist at 3:30. Following the march, there will be speeches, music, food, and a party 'til 7:00.
Tuesday, May 1
3:00 at the site of the old GE Plant, 69th & Elmwood
3:30 march to Elmwood Park (71st & Buist)
4:00 - 7:00 speeches, music, food, and a party!
AFSCME DC 33 is providing rides on a shuttle bus from 15th & Cherry to Elmwood Park. The shuttle will leave every half hour starting at 2:30. Return runs will start at 5:00. You can also take the #36 trolley to the park.
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