Where’s the best place to run an ad campaign against the Mayor of Philly? Today, it’s our nation’s capital.
Philadelphia labor unions are fighting back against Mayor Michael Nutter’s “final offer” to resolve a long-running labor dispute with AFSCME Disctrict Council 33.
Mayor Nutter is in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the United States Council of Mayors, of which he is President.
AFSCME has sent a mobile, vehicular billboard to follow Mayor Nutter around, pictures of which are starting to pop up across the Twitter-verse.
In addition to AFSCME’s anti-Nutter spiel-on-wheels, a rally will also take place outside the Capitol Hilton (1001 16TH Street, NW) at 12:00pm.
Labor groups and progressive organizations have been invited to “rally against Philadelphia Mayor Michael ’1%’ Nutter, who has waged class warfare on the working people of Philadelphia.”
AFSCME writes the following in their flier for the event:
“Mayor Nutter has shut library doors, reduced community health services, closed schools and fire stations. All the while, Mayor Nutter has promoted an agenda that supports the 1% by giving them tax breaks. City employees have gone 4 yrs without a contract and he has spent over a million dollars to fight arbitration awards. Like John Kasich and Scott Walker, he attempts to silence the voice of workers. Now he is in Washington to be honored by corporations such as WALMART!”
An even bigger rally is going to take place in Philadelphia this Saturday with speakers including AFSCME President Lee Saunders and Reverend Al Sharpton.