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President Nina Esposito-Visgitis Leading the Way in Pittsburgh For Member Engagement

2018 has been a remarkable and busy year for the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Local 400.  President Nina Esposito-Visgitis has weathered the storm of the Janus decision, a nationwide tide-turning for teachers’ unions, negotiated a contract, embarked on a rigorous recommitment campaign and thrown in for the most important Pennsylvania election cycle in years. Read More
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Statewide Raise in Minimum Wage Urged by Activists at Lehigh County Government Center

In Allentown on Wednesday, Labor Leaders, Representative Pete Schweyer and community members from the Raise the Wage Pennsylvania and the CLEAR Coalition gathered at the Lehigh County Government Center to demand the General Assembly raise the state’s minimum wage.  Pennsylvania is surrounded by states that ALL have raised their minimum wage in recent years, while our Commonwealth has not seen a raise in more than a decade.  Read More
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Call to Action: Anti-Worker Legislation to Be Heard Monday in the House L&I Committee

The Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee, chaired by Representative Kauffman, will be considering a series of anti-worker, anti-union bills on Monday, September 24.  These bills range from pre-empting local government policies, attacking prevailing wage, and a post-Janus attack on public sector unions. Read More

USW District 10 First in the Field for #Labor 2018

The United Steelworkers of District 10 are demonstrating what it is to reach out to members and get the union message out on pro-worker, pro-union candidates like Governor Tom Wolf, U.S. Senator Bob Casey and other labor-endorsed candidates. USW was the first union to release Pennsylvania members to work for the AFL-CIO Labor 2018 program in Pennsylvania. Read More

Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council Celebrates 100 Years!

On Thursday, September 13 President Bob Kutz welcomed a crowd of hundreds to the Bavarian Hall in Altoona to celebrate the centenary of the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council.  Among the many Labor Leaders and candidates to attend were PA AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, and State Representative Bryan Barbin. Read More

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