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Union Membership On The Rise In Pennsylvania

Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows workers represented by a labor union grew by 50,000 in the last year When it comes to declining union membership in the United States, Pennsylvania is bucking the national trend according to a report released by the U.S. Read More
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Take Action! Stop Paycheck Protection Now!

For the past several years, union members have been fighting hard against anti-union legislation that seeks to silence public workers in Pennsylvania.  The so-called ‘Paycheck Protection’ bill follows the same strategy that Governor Walker used against teachers, nurses, and first responders in Wisconsin, and which ultimately led to Wisconsin becoming a Right to Work state. Read More
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Wolf’s Line-Item Veto Of Mike Turzai’s “Garbage” Budget

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder share Governor Wolf’s frustration and anger towards the Republican leadership in the State House, who decided last week to leave town rather than finish their work on the long-overdue budget. By using his authority to veto portions of the GOP’s out-of-balance budget – rather than vetoing it in its entirety – Wolf is ensuring that badly needed funding will begin to flow to schools and cash-strapped county agencies and non-profits while still demanding that the legislature return to session and pass a balanced budget that addresses the significant needs of the Commonwealth. Read More

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