Unions and community groups to protest today and tomorrow at National Conference of Mayors meeting hosted by Mayor Nutter

– For Immediate Release:

AFSCME Secretary Treasurer Laura Reyes, District Council 33 President Pete Matthews, District Council 47 President Cathy Scott, along with leaders of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades as well as religious and community supporters will kick off two days of protests at the National Conference of Mayors Innovation Summit being hosted by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in Philadelphia today, Wednesday May 22, 2013.

The purpose of the rallies will be to call attention to the failure of Mayor Nutter to settle contracts with City worker unions for the last five years.

Both rallies will be held at the Westin Philadelphia, 99 South 17th Street.

Wednesday’s rally will start at 2:00 pm. Thursday’s rally will start at 8:00 am and be followed by a march to City Council.

Tentative list of speakers:

Pat Eiding – President, Philadelphia AFL CIO

Liz McElroy, Sect-Treas, – Philadelphia AFL-CIO

Jerry Mondesire – NAACP

Pat Gillespie – Philadelphia Building Trades

Jerry Jordan – PFT Local 3

Cathy Scott – DC 47

Henry Nicolas – DC 1199C

Pete Matthews – DC 33

Laura Reyes – AFSCME International Sect-Treas

For Additional Information:

Contact: Bob Wolper, 215-896-2970

Kevin Hanes, 412-330-9930

Source: AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47