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Get Help With College Costs

Get Help With College Costs

We all know that tuition is barely affordable and places a hardship on most students and families that are supporting our young people who attend colleges and universities.  As we begin the new year, here are some sources of possible help.  Check out the AFL-CIO annual scholarship essay contest and, for Community College of Philadelphia …

Covid Vaccine Roll Out Guidelines

Covid Vaccine Roll Out Guidelines

The Philadelphia Health Department has issued guidelines for the roll out of their vaccination program. Check below for the people included in each Phase. These definitions may change quickly in the new administration. Each county health department is pre-registering residents in their county. Please check the county health department website for details and sign up as …

Notice of Nominations for Delegates to AFSCME International Virtual Convention

Notice of Nominations for Delegates to AFSCME International Virtual Convention

In accordance with revised AFSCME Election procedures, AFSCME Local 1739 will be electing five (5) delegates to participate in the upcoming AFSCME International Convention to be held virtually on Thursday, August 13th, Friday, August 14th and Wednesday, September 2nd each day beginning at 2:00pm. To be eligible to be a delegate you must be a …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Philly’s African American Community

The Impact of COVID-19 on Philly’s African American Community

A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that the COVID-19 virus is affecting Black Americans more than any other racial group. Across various states and cities (as well as in Philadelphia), the disproportionate hospitalization and death of Black patients demonstrates how health inequalities both persist and are exacerbated …