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Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, 

Many AFSCME members work in high-stress fields such as public safety, health care, emergency medical services and firefighting.

In This Report:

  1.  First round of City Bargaining
  2.  SODEXO Contract
  3.  Civil Service Test
  4.  Health Care Issues

In This Report:

  1. Negotiations Update:   City Wide / SODEXO Ratification
  2. Health Care Bonus
  3. Civil Service Tests 
  1. Update On Contract Negotiations - DC37 Met with City in first bargaining session
  2. Bonus for Health Care Workers
  3. Juneteenth Holiday
  4. SODEXO Contract is Ratified

Faced with the management’s refusal to remedy unfair labor practices and address workers’ major priorities during contract negotiations, AFSCME Local 397 (District Council 47) – the Philadelphia Museum of Art Union (PMAU) – began a museum-wide strike Monday.

AFSCME is committed to helping you get the student debt relief you deserve.

Thanks to the Biden administration, millions of public service workers, including AFSCME members, are eligible for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program or (PSLF). And even more public service workers are eligible under a temporary waiver that expires Oct. 31, 2022. 

In This Report:

 On May 25, we held an in-person general membership meeting where we elected 4 Delegates and 3 alternates for the AFSCME convention.

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a time when our nation’s health care workers were already experiencing burnout. The National Academy of Medicine, in a report from 2019, said that 35% to 54% of nurses and physicians in the United States had “substantial symptoms of burnout.”

Then things got worse.