Philadelphia Employment Law News

Philadelphia-area Labor Unions

Labor unions provide benefits for workers, including collective bargaining and government lobbying on behalf of workers' interests. They are also recognized for providing legal resources for employment disputes. Here is a list of some of the larger unions in Philly:

Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
22 South 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-665-9800
Fax: 215-665-1973

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO is comprised of over 100 local labor unions representing close to 200,000 working men and women in the public sector, private industry, and the building and construction trades.

APWU Philadelphia BMC Local 7048
2075 Byberry Road
Philadelphia, PA  19116
Phone:215-671-1222 (or 1223)

They represent clerk, maintenance and motor vehicle employees from the Philadelphia BMC, Fairless Hills and Levittown facilities.

The Faculty and Staff Federation of CCP (Community College of Philadelphia), AFT Local 2026
Room BR-63
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

This union represents approximately 1,500 faculty and staff members and is organized into three bargaining units: Classified Employees, Full-time Faculty and Part-time Faculty/Visiting Lecturers. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, an AFL-CIO union, with AFT-Pennsylvania, and with the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.

The Health and Professional Allied Employees (HPAE) Local 5103 Red Cross
110 Kinderkamack Road
Emerson, NJ 07630
Phone: (201) 262-5005
Fax: (201) 262-4335

The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) is the largest union of Registered Nurses and health care professionals in New Jersey.

Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 13000
CWA Local 13000 Executive Office
2124 Race St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia Pa 19103
Phone: (215) 564-6169
Fax: (215) 564-2520

CWA Local 13000 Eastern Region Office
2124 Race St.
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 561-1321
Fax: (215) 564-4343

This union is dedicated to coping with the problems of communications workers in its jurisdiction and includes workers who wish to become part of the union regardless of their field of endeavor.

Coalition of Labor Union Women
815 16th St. NW, 2nd Floor South
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-508-6969
Fax: 202-508-6968

The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America's only national organization for union women. Formed in 1974, CLUW is a nonpartisan organization within the union movement. CLUW adopted four basic goals of action: to promote affirmative action in the workplace; to strengthen the role of women in unions; to organize the unorganized women; and to increase the involvement of women in the political and legislative process.

Additional lists of Philadelphia-based labor unions can also be found on the union directory.

You may also want to look into the ALF-CIO or the National Labor Relations Board websites for other information on union resources.