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Joe Biden Is Committed To Pennsylvania’s Working Families

(HARRISBURG, PA) Following the first of three debates between the candidates for U.S. President, Joe Biden kicks off a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO proudly welcomes back Joe Biden to our Commonwealth.   “Joe Biden has shown again and again that he knows the challenges facing working people today. Read More

LABOR COUNTS: Census Deadline is SEPTEMBER 30!

As we face this public health crisis, participating in the census now helps secure future funding for our communities.   Census participation will help ensure our communities get their fair share of funding for schools, hospitals, and other education and health programs we need for strong families. Read More

Pennsylvania Unions Reject Trump’s Negligence and Failure to Lead

HARRISBURG, PA – President Donald J. Trump will gather at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township for a rally this evening.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, representing more than 700,000 workers statewide, issued the following statements: “We have been appalled by the gross negligence displayed by President Trump’s response to the crises our country faces because of his failed handling of COVID-19. Read More

One Year Later, UAW Langeloth Workers Still On Strike, PA AFL-CIO Calls for Solidarity

(HARRISBURG, PA) – One year ago, the union members of UAW Local 1311 walked out on strike at Langeloth Metallurgical in Washington County, PA.  They could not have imagined what the next year would bring them.  Collective action has been on the rise in workplaces and communities, inspired by stories just like those of our UAW brothers and sisters.   In the twelve months since the workers took to the picket line at Langeloth, they have braved the Winter weather, the Summer heat, and the COVID-19 pandemic.  They have stood strong in solidarity, and their fellow Pennsylvania unions are with them “Their determination is worthy of our respect.  Union members want a safe workplace and a voice on the job, pure and simple.  Even before the pandemic, in a plant that processes molten metal, safety should always be a chief concern for workers and their employers.  Workers want a say in the work that they do and recognition of their years on the job. Read More

Labor Day 2020 Events Across Pennsylvania

For all your socially-distant picnic needs. Check out these events all weekend long. Greater Westmoreland CLC and Mercer CLC Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM  Mercer County CLC Labor Solidarity Days at the USW 1016 picket line for their striking members at NLMK located at 15 Roemer Blvd, Farrell, PA 16121.  Allegheny CLC  Saturday, September 5  8:15 AM to 12:30 PM  Park Beautification  Sycamore Drive and Arboretum Drive  Members will be painting, staining picnic tables & benches, planting mums in planters throughout the park. Read More

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