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by VICTOR FIORILLO: Philadelphia Tribune Bans Employees from Working Remotely During COVID-19. If you know any journalists in town, chances are they are working remotely these days. Most of us here at Philly Mag haven’t stepped into the office in months. Inquirer staffers don’t expect to report to the office en masse until 2021. Just turn on the local TV news and you’ll see many reporters broadcasting from their well-staged living rooms. But things are [ read more ]
Local Coverage: Dozens District 1199C members gathered at Broad and Ontario Streets Tuesday to demand that Temple University Health System provide hazard pay to employees during the pandemic. [ read more ]
The 44th International Convention will be unlike any in AFSCME’s history. The coronavirus pandemic makes it unsafe and impossible for us to convene in person in Los Angeles as planned. So, we will have a virtual convention, allowing us to come together online, on August 13 and 14, to write our union’s next chapter, to build on the successes of the last few years and march boldly into the future. [ read more ]
The Philadelphia City Council has the opportunity to pass a bill that would give all workers the ability to have paid leave if they test positive for COVID-19 or were in contact with someone who tested positive and must self-isolate. This is more important than ever. The bill gets voted in committee on Monday, June 22nd. It will then get a final vote the first week of July. You should use this toolkit everyday until [ read more ]
Today, I am writing to you about the upcoming International Convention of AFSCME. Enclosed with my letter you will find the Notice of Nominations and Elections for Delegates to the AFSCME International Convention, as well as a nominating form. Please read them carefully. [ read more ]
District 1199C Union Hall is now open by Appointment ONLY: Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:00pm. To Confirm or Make an Appointment please use phone numbers provided below. [ read more ]
District 1199C President Chris Woods was on Saturday Night Live With Philly Labor on June 9th with Johnny Doc. Listen to the podcast. [ read more ]
More CVS COVID -19 testing sites are being added every day. Stay up to date on all the CVS testing locations in the area, and even schedule appointments to be tested using the resource links below. [ read more ]
Welcome to District 1199C
District 1199C is an affiliate of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. The roots of the National Union go back to June 7, 1932 when a group of pharmacists founded the Pharmacists Union of Greater New York.
Our own history began in December 1969, when a conference was held to form the 1199 National Organizing Committee for the express purpose of organizing health care workers throughout the country. Hoping to organize, committee representatives went to various cities across the country including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Boston and Philadelphia. At that time hospital workers were not allowed to join a union! The National Organizing Committee successfully lobbied Harrisburg for the passage of Act 195 which gave hospital workers in Pennsylvania the right to organize and compelled employers to bargain in good faith. [ read more ]
The Philadelphia City Council has the opportunity to pass a bill that would give all workers the ability to have paid leave if they test positive for COVID-19 or were in contact with someone who tested positive and must self-isolate. Support #paidSick #1199C https://t.co/mwzeOViUTo