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Harrisburg CLC hosts Diaper Drive to Address Community Need

On Saturday September 11th The Harrisburg Central Labor Council in conjunction with the Harrisburg Diaper bank and several other non-profits participated in a diaper drive. Diapers are often an overlooked necessity, and it showed in the amount families that came out. According to the National Diaper Bank Network a non-profit that works on diaper insecurity. Read More

Statement on Global Labor Leader, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka’s Passing

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder. Global labor leader and proud PA native President Trumka passed away early Thursday morning. [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2021] – It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard L. Read More

PA AFL-CIO President Testifies Before Congress on Good Union Jobs for Appalachia

On Wednesday, June 16 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale testified before the House of Representative’s Subcommittee on the Environment. The panel, Jumpstarting Main Street: Bringing Jobs & Wealth Back to Forgotten America, “examined the best ways to target federal infrastructure and climate investments to the most disadvantaged communities.  Read More

Public Sector OSHA Hearing Demonstrates Urgent Need For Change

This week, the Senate Democrat Policy Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 310, Senator Tartaglione’s public sector OSHA legislation. Several union leaders submitted testimony at the hearing in favor of the legislation. Additionally, opponents from the County Commissioners Association of PA and the Pennsylvania School Board Association opened up their remarks with their reasoning why money is more important than human life and safety on the job. Read More

Unions Are Essential To Innovation and the Future of the Workforce

As new technology continues to transform workplaces, workers must be at the table from the very beginning. The union movement will always stand up for workers at the heart of both established and emerging industries.   Today, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and IN-2-Market hosted “A Conversation About the Future of SW PA Manufacturing & Decarbonization Hub.”  Union Read More

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