AFSCME District Council 33

Bobby C. Davis

Vice President

Bobby C. Davis has served as Vice President of District Council 33 since 2007. Bobby started working for the City in 1981 as a water meter reader in the Water Revenue Bureau. He was elected Shop Steward and as a Local 696 Delegate to District Council 33 in 1984 and, in those capacities, led many battles for the rights of Local 696 members.

Bobby C. Davis has served as the President of Local 696, one of the largest local unions in District Council 33, since 1996. He has continued to deliver for the members of Local 696 ever since, including saving jobs, helping members to upgrade their jobs, encouraging better labor/management relations, educating officers, delegates and members about the contract, civil service regulations and city policies that impact members on the job. 

Bobby C. Davis has also ably represented his local union and District Council 33 in the community with his service on the Tri-State Labor Day Committee, as one of the creators of the Sickle Cell Walk-a-thon and as a delegate to the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). 

Even with the pressures of his diverse career, Bobby C. Davis remains a dedicated family man. He is married to Dernice, has two daughters, Lakeisha and Tiffany, and one son, Julian. He also has two wonderful granddaughters, Jaden and Zion. 

He accepted his new position as Vice President of District Council 33, and the challenges that go with it, with great excitement and humility describing it as “a humbling experience, but also one that presents great opportunity for progress.”