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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Visits Pennsylvania

This week, Pennsylvania union members sat down with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as he traveled across the state encouraging volunteers and labor leaders to get active in the Labor 2016 campaign this election year.  Originally a coal miner from Greene County, he chose to sit down with workers at diners in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, hear their concerns, and answer their questions about the issues that matter most to them.  Read More
HB1082 Press Conference

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale Testifies on Lack of Safety Standards for Public Sector Workers

Today, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale testified before the PA House Labor and Industry Committee in support of House Bill 1082, the Jake Schwab Worker’s Protection Bill. The bill, introduced by Representative Patrick Harkins, extends the safety standards and workplace protections put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) to public sector employees. Read More
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO supports Natural Gas Union Workers in Dominion Lockout

Dominion locked out more than 900 unionized natural gas workers across six states on Wednesday, including 250 Pennsylvania workers.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO made the following statements: “Locking out union workers during a contract negotiation is an unconscionable act.  Read More

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