PPE for Philly Sanitation workers
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philly's sanitation workers have maintained an essential city service without sufficient PPE, testing, or hazard pay. Sanitation workers and their family members are falling sick due to unsafe working conditions. Meanwhile, Mayor Kenney is threatening to cut funding for the streets department by $18 million, while increasing funding for the police by $14 million.
On Tuesday, June 9th, over one hundred sanitation workers and supporters rallied at Love Park to call on City Council to support the proud sanitation workers of AFSCME District Council 33, Local 427. Sanitation workers are demanding hazard pay, PPE, enforcement of workplace safety standards, testing for all essential workers, and fully-funded public services for all.
Please sign this solidarity petition in support of sanitation workers' demands: actionnetwork.org/petitions/safety-justice-for-philly-san...;
Call Mayor Kenney, City Council, and the Department of Streets in support of sanitation workers' demands! Details to follow.
This rally was organized by AFSCME DC 33 Local 427, the Campaign for a Just Philly Budget, Philly DSA and Philly Workers for Dignity.