Friends, thank you for your overwhelming support last week as we pushed to save our city's schools. Along with Randi Weingarten, seven Jobs with Justice members and eleven other allies made national headlines protesting the SRC's efforts to dismantle public education.

But our communities and our public services are still under attack. Tomorrow is crucial for both public sector and low income workers. Tomorrow, Mayor Nutter delivers his budget address, and City Council votes on paid sick days.

We need you there to show your support for AFSCME workers and Paid Sick Days. Join us at City Hall tomorrow at 8:30 am to pack Council. Let's make sure our elected officials know that Philadelphia believes in paid sick days for working families and fair contracts for public sector workers.


In the meantime, we desperately need your help on paid sick days. Several councilpeople are still on the fence, and we need your help to convince them to do the right thing.

Here is what you can do:

  • Call City Council (9 to 5, +Monday through +Friday) to show your support. We even give you a sample message when you call using 888-376-5807.



  • Tweet your support! Here are some sample tweets:
    -Everyone gets sick - but not everyone can afford to get better. (Councilmember), please vote for #paidsickdays via @EarnedSickTime
    -Workers need #paidsickdays. (Councilmember), let's make it happen+Thursday! via @EarnedSickTime
    -send these tweets to @BobbyHenon, @JimFKenney, @CouncilwomanBRB, @cmcbass, @CouncilOBrien