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Please read the article by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post (click here to read it). This column appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other papers nationwide, on Wednesday 1/13/16.

It explains why it is so important for all of us to follow the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case now before the Supreme Court of the United States.

If the Court decides against unions like ours in this case, it overturns 40 years of labor laws and sets a very destructive precedent that will make our ability to represent members and bargain contracts extremely difficult. 

That is why, in advance of the Supreme Court making a ruling on this issue, District Council 33 is making an all-out effort to have every member of every local union in the District Council sign a union authorization card. This card reaffirms your desire to continue to be a union member and receive the benefits of collective bargaining by the District Council on your behalf, so that we can protect your wages, benefits, pensions, and dignity on the job.

Your local union officers are starting a campaign to reach out to every member and have them sign these cards.

I urge every member to sign this card and help us push back against the anti-union, anti-working family agenda that is driving this US Supreme Court case.

An important message from Pete Matthews, President, AFSCME District Council 33:


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Listen to President Pete Matthews discussing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Friedrichs case on Today in PhillyLabor on January 20, 2016.