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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council Announces 2020 Election Endorsements

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO voted to endorse 189 candidates at the federal, state, and local levels.  Representing 700,000 workers and 51 affiliate unions across the Commonwealth, the State Federation believes that these endorsed candidates will protect workers’ safety and health, defend good jobs, and fight for economic justice. Read More

PA AFL-CIO Hosts 2020 Energy Summit

Pennsylvania has long had the most diverse energy portfolio in the country.  Leading the way in energy production, our Commonwealth has a legacy of keeping the lights on for tens of millions of families across the Mid-Atlantic region.   Union leaders gathered together this week to discuss the future of energy production, carbon capture, nuclear and renewable energy, and the highly-skilled union workers who keep our lights on.  We also recognize the importance of affordable broadband high-speed internet access as a critical part of our Commonwealth’s infrastructure.  This extraordinary development in our communications infrastructure should be available to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where they live or how much they make.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO were joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Governor Tom Wolf, Kris Anderson International Representative IBEW, Martin Williams National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs IBB, Ed Mooney Vice President CWA, Stephen Bennett PJM Interconnection, Nikki Budzinski Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Jake Smeltz, and participants from multiple affiliate unions. Read More

Executive Paywatch: How Did PA Fare? Not Well.

We have the third-highest disparity between CEO and worker pay in the nation, and that’s not good. The imbalance in Pennsylvania’s economy between the pay of CEOs and working people continues to be a problem, confirmed this year’s AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch report. Read More

ICYMI: Unions Testify on Worker Protections in Reopening PA Debate

This week, Pennsylvania union leaders from AFSCME, AFT, PASNAP, SEIUHCPA, and UFCW Local 1776 KS testified before a Joint Senate and House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on issues that must be addressed to protect workers on the job during our Commonwealth’s reopening. Read More

ICYMI: Community Services Institute 2020

This year’s Community Services Group photo may look a little different, but the solidarity remains the same.  For 61 years, Working. Serving. Giving. has been the motto of the PA AFL-CIO’s Community Services Committee. While many things have changed over the years, the importance of service and community still guides the work of our Community Services Labor Liaisons, CLC Community Services committees, and every union volunteer. Read More

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