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National Coming Out Day: LGBTQ Workers Face Discrimination At Work

Even when we’re under construction, we’ve got out our pride flag out and proud! Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. We at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO are proud to celebrate the LGBTQ members of our union family. Every single one of us has the right to be free from discrimination, and unions fight every day to make workplaces better and safer for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, sex, race, ethnicity, etc. Read More

PFT Local 3 Fights for Safe Schools

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 3 has been fighting for safe schools in the city of brotherly love. Asbestos and mold have been found in schools across the district, which educates 10% of Pennsylvania’s school students. PFT has taken a stand in response to dangerous levels of asbestos found in Benjamin Franklin/SLA (Science Leadership Academy). Read More

UFCW 1776 KS Welcomes Vireo Workers to Cannabis Division

On October 2nd, Vireo Health International employees voted to approve their first union contract with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 Keystone State. This marks the first major contract ratification in the medical cannabis industry in Pennsylvania!  The three-year contract “sets up a grievance procedure, contains comprehensive safety language, provides access to affordable and quality healthcare, guarantees wage increases, and includes an employer-funded retirement plan”. Read More

A Pregnant Target – by USW Int’l President Tom Conway

*This post originally appeared on usw.org/blog by USW International President Tom Conway. Those bundles of joy cost bundles of money, so Victoria Whipple, a quality control worker at Kumho Tire in Macon, Ga., had been working overtime to get ready for her new arrival. Read More

EPI: Household income growth was slower and less widespread in 2018 than in 2017

*Article originally posted on at EPI by David Cooper and Julia Wolfe The state income data from the American Community Survey (ACS), released this morning by the Census Bureau, showed that in 2018, household incomes across the country rose—albeit more slowly, and in fewer states, than in the previous year. Read More

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