Posts Tagged: AFSCME Local 1739

PA General Election Voter Registration Opens

PA General Election Voter Registration Opens

May 18, 2022, is the first day to register for the November 8, 2022, General Election. To vote in Pennsylvania, you must first register to vote at least 15 days before the election. You can register to vote online, by mail, or at a number of government agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Photo …

PA Primary Election Day

PA Primary Election Day

Polls are open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. If you are interested in being paid to serve as a poll worker on Election Day, apply today by clicking here

DEADLINE: PA Mail-in Ballot Application

DEADLINE: PA Mail-in Ballot Application

Any registered voter may request a mail-in ballot. Absentee ballots can be requested by voters with disabilities or an illness that prevents them from going to their polling place on election day, or those who will be absent from their municipality on Election Day. Apply for a mail-in or ballot by 5pm on May 10, 2022, with …

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month.  Throughout this Month we will bring you the stories of women who are moving the labor movement forward.  Meet Sanchioni Butler, a union organizer in Mississippi who is part of the effort to organize more southern women at Nissan. Her story is captured in the And Still I Rise project, …

Direct Support Worker Crisis

Direct Support Worker Crisis

The Arc, the nation’s largest community-based advocacy organization for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is calling on Congress to develop policies that enable IDD persons to live their fullest lives and to provide adequate funding for home-based programs that make it possible: A well-trained, fairly compensated, and respected direct support professional (DSP) workforce is …

A Salute to Bill Lucy

A Salute to Bill Lucy

Bill Lucy,  an AFSCME member since 1956 and founder of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU).   Lucy became president of the Public Services International Union in 1994, the first African American to hold the position.  A year later he was appointed to the AFL-CIO executive council.  Lucy was with Martin Luther King through the …