A rally to support sanitation workers in Philadelphia will take place at Dilworth Park, on the west side of City Hall in Philadelphia, starting at 10:00 Am, on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. 2020. This rally is on conjunction with union affiliate with District Council 33 on AFSCME. The rally will call for personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard pay, and no layoffs.
In this situation, where we are faced with a stupid, treasonous, and corrupt “president;” a movement of fanatical, gun-tooting fascists; a pandemic our government doesn’t believe exists; and rampant economic disaster, workers must band together to stand up for ourselves, our neighbors, and our nation. As we continue to practice social distancing and hand-washing,let us continue to show our numbers and our strength.
And, on November 3, get out to VOTE. The vote is our superpower, and don’t let ANY one take it from you.
I will join other Philadelphia-area trade unionists in the 32nd Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration, on Monday, September 2. we will assembly at the Sheet Metal Workers building, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard, then march down Columbus Boulevard down to the festival pier of Penn’s Landing, where we’ll enjoy food and dancing.
I will take part in the monthly meeting of Philly For Change, which takes place at Tattooed Mom, at 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 5. There, in a laid-back atmosphere we’ll discuss serious issues and the upcoming municipal and presidential elections.
I will take part in the Annual Awards Banquet of the Philadelphia chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, held at the Spirit of Philadelphia, on Friday, September 13, 2019. There we will honor the following trade union leaders:
Linda Fields, District 1199C NUHHCE-AFSCME;
George Piasecki, President, Delaware County AFL-CIO;
Martin Williams, National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs, Boilermakers International; and
I will join other trade unionists in the 31st Annual Tri-State Labor Day Celebration, on Monday, September 3, 2018. we will assemble at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd (at Washington Avenue) in Philadelphia, hold a kick-off rally, them parade, towards Penn’s Landing for food, refreshments, and fun for the kids. Please take pride in being a workers-you made this economy and country-and join in the fun, you deserve it.
I am joining tomorrow with other terrific Labor activists to celebrate May Day (just a little late), the International Workers’ Holiday. The rest of the world celebrates May Day as a worker’s day, but in the US of A we’ve been programmed to think of it as a Commie subversive holiday. Well, reality has changed. There is no longer a Soviet Union to be afriaad of, and the failure of the “free market”, no-regulation capitalist model to provide for everyone, EXCEPT a plutocratic elite. The people, particularly the workers, ARE waking up and rising up.