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AFT-PA President Ted Kirsch to Retire in June

From AFT-PA, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.  The officers of the State Federation thank President Kirsch on his many decades of extraordinary service to our movement. AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch announced today that he would not seek re-election after seven terms as head of the statewide teachers’ union. Read More

The USMCA is NAFTA 2.0. No New NAFTA Until It’s Fixed!

For the better part of a generation, our global trading system has been rigged to enrich corporations at the expense of working people—and no deal has done more damage than NAFTA. We are hungry for a North American trade deal that lifts wages and improves livelihoods. Read More

This Week in Harrisburg . . .

Another week in Harrisburg has come and went. Our brothers and sisters of UFCW Local 1776 KS took stood up to dangerous liquor privatization legislation. Check out some of the other happenings in Harrisburg this week. Education HB 356 and HB 357 were reported from the House Education Committee on May 13. Read More

Union Plus Offers Benefits to Union Members and Their Families

Representatives from more than 40 unions gathered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, last week to discuss strategies for maximizing union member engagement with UnionPlus benefits. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale greeted the liaisons and was joined by Diane Carroll, secretary/treasurer of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 464. Read More

Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Union Holds Convention in Erie

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is honored to accept these unbelievable awards. Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder was proud to address the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association in Erie this week. As always, the State Federation will always stand with the incredible brothers and sisters who put their lives on the line to save ours. Read More

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