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Union ArcAngels in Lancaster County

There are 236 union ArcAngels in Lancaster County this year.  Since 2004, the Lancaster County Central Labor Council has taken part in the ArcAngels program by buying, wrapping, and giving Christmas presents for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.    Throughout her tenure, Lancaster’s Central Labor Council President Jean Martin has focused the labor movement’s efforts in the community on service.  Read More
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2019 Legislative Conference: Registration Open Now!

Please join your sisters and brothers in January to help build a better future.  Register now for the 2019 Legislative Conference! 2019 PA AFL-CIO Legislative Conference Brochure We will plan Labor’s approach to the important issues confronting working people in Pennsylvania, and discuss how to advance and protect the rights of union members and working families, during the 2018-2019 legislative session. Read More
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2019 Scholarship Essay Contest is Here!

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will be accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest.  All entries must be submitted or postmarked by February 15, 2019. 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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Rosa Parks Day

This Saturday, December 1, will mark 63 years since Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.  This act is widely regarded as sparking the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956. Read More
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Union-Made Hanukkah

Here are some union-made-in-America recipe ingredients and drinks you may want to include in your holiday observances. This information comes from our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Food and drink include those brought to you by the Machinists (IAM), United Farm Workers (UFW), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the Teamsters (IBT). Read More

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