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Rapid Response Alert: Resources for Furloughed Federal Workers

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has worked with community service liaisons and partners across the Commonwealth to provide resources to the more than 12,000 federal workers affected by the government shutdown and their families. The State Federation has compiled a set of resources for Pennsylvania’s federal and subcontracted workers being denied their paychecks. Read More

PA AFL-CIO Stands with Federal Workers Through Government Shutdown

The shutdown of the federal government has gone on for 20 days.  More than 800,000 workers continue to be denied their paychecks.  Over 12,000 Pennsylvania families have face financial uncertainty because of Washington’s political games.  It is time to end this shutdown. Read More

Unemployment Compensation Information for Furloughed Federal Workers

You may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation during the Shutdown.  The Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Compensation has posted an alert for federal employees.  Employees that will NOT be reporting to work and will not be paid by their federal employers. This group is considered to be furloughed and may be eligible for unemployment compensation. Read More

Enroll Now for 2019 Lehigh Valley Labor Activist Academy

This program consists of four short courses that equip and inform labor activists and leaders to meet the challenges facing today’s labor movement. The courses are also designed to develop critical thinking skills and to increase the capacity for building power. Read More

5 Things You Can Do to Build The Union Movement in 2019

Now that 2019 is here, many of us are testing out our new year’s resolutions.  This year, let us all resolve to do what we can to drive our unions and our movement forward. 62% of Americans    Last year, labor unions and union members were at the forefront of historic demonstrations of collective action and community mobilizations.  Read More

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