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Gerrymandering: The Case for Census 2020

Remembers what the 7th Congressional district looked like before 2018? It was nicknamed Goofy Kicks Donald Duck for a reason. Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census that will determine some of the most important functions of government. Information from the census determines how many congressional districts a state has, how much federal funding states receive, and more. Read More

Organize! Organize! Organize!

Over decades, special interests have mounted staggering attacks on workers’ right to organize unions and make their voices heard. This week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released numbers on the trends of union membership in 2019. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI): “New data on unionization from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in 2019, 16.4 million workers in the U.S. Read More

Randi Weingarten Joins Scranton Teachers At Community Town Hall

Teachers spend everyday fighting for our students. We are so proud of the work and determination Labor Leaders like Rosemary Boland and AFT President Randi Weingarten do in service to education. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to stand with our educators. Read More

CENSUS 2020: Why Pennsylvania Needs A Complete Count

“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons . . . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. Read More

Martin Luther King Day- Remembering a Workers’ Champion

Our union sisters and brothers have long honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life was tragically cut short in Memphis TN where the civil rights leader was support striking AFSCME sanitation workers. Labor Unions remember and pay tribute to the fight for civil rights and Dr. Read More

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