Re:Union October 16th Edition

 

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PURPLE TUESDAYS

Purple Tuesdays will continue until we get a fair state and federal budget that fully funds the jobs of SEIU members across Pennsylvania.  Please wear your purple shirts and buttons on Tuesdays.  When we fight – we WIN!  

Monday October 16th Action on the State Budget!

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There is still time to get a shale tax passed in the State Capitol.  After more than 90 days, Pennsylvania is still without a revenue plan that will provide for ongoing income to balance our budget and avoid borrowing from special fund balances and a barrage of tax increases that would hurt working families. Please call your State House Reps and tell them to vote “YES” for a shale tax bill!

Thankfully, Governor Wolf stepped in and is managing the state’s finances on his own despite the House’s failure — but that doesn’t mean we should let them off the hook.

Your support is what will get this over the finish line.

Tell the PA House: Vote YES on a Shale Tax for a fair PA Budget! Make your call: 844-554-1085.  We ask that you start making calls at 11am on Monday the 16th!

Support Safe Jobs For All Workers

The Jake Schwab Worker’s Safety Bill, House Bill 1082, has been reintroduced in the Pennsylvania House by Rep. Pat Harkins. Jake Schwab was a mechanic at the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) who died in a workplace tragedy in 2014. The EMTA is exempt from OSHA rules and safety regulations, as are all public sector workplaces in Pennsylvania.   House Bill 1082 will extend the equivalent Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety rules to all public workers.

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and its member unions believe

that all workers, regardless of their employer, deserve a safe workplace.  No worker should ever suffer a preventable injury or death on the job.  Sign this petition to support safe workplaces for public sector workers.

Under the Dome This Week in Harrisburg

Both the State House and Senate will be in session beginning Monday, October 16.

Check out the General Assembly Website for more information.

 

October Ask the Officers Conference Call

The October “Ask the Officers” conference call scheduled for Thursday October 12th at 6:30 pm has been RESCHEDULED for Monday October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm due to a scheduling conflict.  This call is open to all full dues paying members of SEIU Local 668. If you would like to participate on the call, you must sign up before 3:00 pm on the day of the call via http://bit.ly/2gYMj4E . You will receive an email by no later than 6:00 pm on the day of the call from local668@seiu668.org providing you with the conference call phone line and access code in order to join the call.

SEIU Local 668 Event Calendar

10/16 Budget Press Conference – Capitol Rotunda – 11:30 am

10/16 In District Events at 12:00 noon:

Toohill (Luzerne)

1 West Broad Street Suite 100, Hazleton, PA 18201

Petri (Bucks)

1038 Second Street Pike, 1st Floor, Richboro, PA 18954

Todd Stephens (Montco)

512 Stump Road, North Wales, PA 19454

10/16 – Ask the Officers Conference Call – 6:30 pm

RSVP before 3:00 pm at http://bit.ly/2gYMj4E to get call in info emailed by 6:00 pm

10/17 – PURPLE TUESDAY!

10/17 – Chapter 9 Meeting & Candidates’ Forum – Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, 100 W. Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 starting at 6:00 pm.

10/17 In District Events at 12:00 pm noon:

Rosemary Brown (Monroe)

143 Seven Bridge Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

 

Godshall (Montco)

1702 Cowpath Road, Hatfield, PA 19440

 

Kampf (Chester/Montco)

42 East Lancaster Avenue, Unit A, Paoli, 10301

10/18 – Chapter 1 Meeting & Candidates’ Forum – Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House, 18817 Smock Highway, Meadville, PA 16335 starting at 6:00 pm.

10/25 by 5:00 pm – Last day for AAA to receive ballots results from the 14 chapters. This will occur at the AAA office in Philadelphia.

10/26 beginning at 8:00 am – AAA to open and tabulate SEIU 668 election results among 14 chapters. This will occur at: American Arbitration Association 230 South Broad Street, 12th F1oor, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

SEIU Disaster Fund

With all of the disasters across our country and Puerto Rico, hundreds of thousands of our members and their families need our help. Please be generous, give to those suffering these horrific disasters, and show that we care for our SEIU family no matter where they live.

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