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Are You Ready for COPE 2019?

We are a month away from our annual COPE Institute, and a little over a year away from a pivotal electoral cycle. While there appears to be no shortage of presidential candidates, similarly, there is no shortage of issues important to unions.  Read More

USW’s Historic Leadership Change and the Soul of the Union Man

Today, the labor movement witnessed an historic leadership change at the United Steelworkers union. Brother Tom Conway, was installed as the new International President upon the retirement of International President Leo Gerard, who served as President since 2005. “Our union’s leadership underwent historic change today, but our core values remain the same,” said Conway, according to a USW press release. Read More

This Week In PA Labor History: the 1892 Homestead Strike

Thank you to our Brothers and Sisters of the National AFL-CIO for providing this feature. The 1892 Homestead strike in Pennsylvania and the ensuing bloody battle instigated by the steel plant’s management remain a transformational moment in U.S. history, leaving scars that have never fully healed after five generations. Read More

Union-Made Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July is nearly here! Get ready to celebrate and have some fun in the Sun, just make sure you show your patriotism buy buying Union-Made, American-Made products. Choose to support good-paying, family-sustaining jobs where workers have a voice! Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls to Preserve Jobs at PES Refinery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Samantha Shewmaker, 717-917-0538, sshewmaker@paaflcio.org Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls to Preserve Jobs at PES Refinery (HARRISBURG) On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery was damaged after an explosion in one of the facility’s units; because of the incredible work and training of the refinery workers, there were no fatalities.  Read More

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