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YouthBuild Students Take Part in Day of Caring, Reading

United Community Services for Working Families, an agency associated with the Reading-Berks Central Labor Council, recently participated in the United Way Day of Caring in Reading when its cohort of YouthBuild students volunteered to clean up Aulenbach’s Cemetery. Eight YouthBuild students along with the UCSWF President Ashley Chambers and program instructors spent the day cleaning up fallen tree branches, mowing the grass and power-washing the buildings.  Read More
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NAFTA Renegotiation Focus of Reading-Berks Town Hall

The Reading-Berks Central Labor Council and members of the United Steelworkers District 10 Rapid Response team hosted a town hall on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Following the September CLC meeting members of the public and delegates of the council stayed to hear an informative panel discussion on the impact NAFTA has had on Pennsylvania’s manufacturing jobs as well as on standards for production and the environment. Read More
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Graduate Workers Fighting for a Union at Penn State

This article was contributed by the PA AFL-CIO’s Summer Intern and Penn State Senior Lindsey Hogge. Graduate workers are finding themselves overworked and underpaid as universities demand heavier teaching workloads from them. Huge victories at major universities are inspiring many more graduate worker groups to demand recognition. Read More

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