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Governor Wolf Expands Overtime Rules To Benefit Working People

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, issued the following joint statement on Governor Tom Wolf’s Overtime expansion announcement:  “For the last four decades, too many working people have been denied fair compensation for their dedication and productivity.  Read More
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In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, in the spring of 1968 sanitation workers in Memphis, 1,300 members of AFSCME Local 1733 went on strike.  In April Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined them and delivered his “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech.  It would be his last speech, and his most prophetic.  Read More
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2018 Scholarship Essay Contest

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will be accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship Essay Contest.  All entries must be submitted or postmarked by January 31, 2018. Every year the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO offers scholarships to affiliated union members and their families. The criteria for entering are broken up into two categories with different topics for each surrounding an opportunity for students to learn more about the importance of Organized Labor in America. Read More

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