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Make a Difference in the Community: Let’s Address Diaper Insecurity

On March 3rd, PA-AFL CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, and Community Services Director Dave Madsen, in conjunction with the Harrisburg-Camp Curtin YMCA, participated in a Diaper and Voter Registration Drive. Diapers are often an overlooked necessity, and it showed in the amount families that came out. Read More

Women’s History Month Frances Perkins

On March 4, 1933, Frances Perkins became the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor, Perkins championed the New Deal and left a legacy that continues to benefit working people today. In 1911, Perkins was a side walk witness to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire which claimed more than 70 lives, many of them young immigrant women. Read More

Pennsylvania Unions Mourn the Loss of John DeFazio

On February 26, the Labor Movement lost a true fighter for workers’ rights with the passing of John DeFazio, longtime Union leader and Allegheny County Councilman.  As a union brother and a public servant, he spent his life in the fight for working people.   Read More

ALICE Data Shows PA’s Income Disparity in Black Households

Learn More About ALICE in Your Community As Black History Month comes to a close, the United Way of Pennsylvania’s ALICE data shows much more work lies ahead of us regarding racial justice in Pennsylvania. In 2018, 60% of Black households in PA had an income below the ALICE threshold, compared to 39% of all PA households. Read More

Black History Month Feature: Thelma Clements, President of APRI Philadelphia

Throughout Black History Month, we have featured many leaders from the past and present.  These are people we are proud to call our union sisters and brothers, and many of them fellow Pennsylvanians.  As we close out the month of February, we would like to share our appreciation for our union sister, Thelma Clements. Read More

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