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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

Workplace Tragedy Makes Clear the Need for Public Sector OSHA Now

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, a West Berks Water Authority worker, Cody Gipprich, was tragically killed on the job in Wyomissing. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “Our thoughts go out to the family of Cody Gipprich, who was killed today at the West Berks Water Authority.  The Read More

Labor Springs Into Action!

Photos and story from Dave Madsen, Community Services and Education Director Throughout the spring, organized labor community services committees have organized various community service projects, from coordinating mass vaccination drives to supporting homeless veterans and raising food donations at local food pantries.  Read More

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