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Union members demand more from leadership

Some members of white-collar union District Council 47 are fed-up with union leadership and plan to protest in front of union headquarters everyday starting Thursday afternoon.

Union members demand more from leadership

Some members of white-collar union District Council 47 are fed-up with union leadership and plan to protest in front of union headquarters everyday starting Thursday afternoon.

Workers are miffed that they have not had a contract since it expired in 2009 and they’re demanding more action from their union. Contract talks between the city and the union have been scarce.

“We want the union to fight harder for us,” said Judith Jones, 43, a contract conformance manager with the Department of Human Services, who is organizing the rally on Walnut Street near 16th.

Cathy Scott, president of AFSCME DC 47 did not return calls for comment today.

Check out the press release below:

WE ARE THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

FOR TOO LONG WE HAVE BEEN PAYING UNION DUES AND NOT GETTING OUR FAIR SHARE OF REPRESENTATION!!!

THE TIME HAS COME TO TAKE WHAT BELONGS TO US!!!

IT’S BEEN OVER FOUR YEARS SINCE WE’VE HAD A CONTRACT!!!

NOW WE MUST DEMAND EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION FROM OUR UNION!!!

WE SERVE WE PROTECT WE DESERVE RESPECT

WORKERS WORK WELL IF UNIONS WORK FOR WORKERS

DC 47

CITY WORKERS ARE CITIZENS TOO

WE MAKE THIS CITY WORK

HOW: WE DEMAND IT

WHERE: OFFICES OF DC 47

1606 WALNUT STREET

WHEN: EVERY DAY BEGINNING THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

12:30-1:30

WEAR YOUR SHIRTS. BRING YOUR SIGNS.

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