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This Memorial Day, Honor the Troops and Choose Union-Made!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!  It’s time to honor our troops and celebrate the unofficial start of Summer.  Obviously, choosing to support good, union jobs by purchasing American-made products is a great way to show your patriotism.  We always encourage working people to stand in solidarity, whether it’s in the check-out line at the grocery store or in the outdoor section of the hardware store. Read More

Victories for Pennsylvania’s Workers

On Tuesday, Pennsylvanians went to the polls to cast their votes in primaries and special elections.  Labor’s endorsed candidates in the primary for Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, our USW union sister Amanda Green-Hawkins and judge Daniel McCaffrey, won spots on the Democratic ticket.  And, our very own Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder won on both the Republican and Democrat ballot for a 6-year term for Auditor of Carroll Township in York County! Read More

Labor Unions Support Overtime Pay for Misclassified and Exempt Workers

This week, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO in Harrisburg and the IBEW Local 56 in Erie hosted round table discussions on Governor Wolf’s proposed rule change expanding overtime eligibility with labor leaders, union members from across the movement. Members and leaders from UE, Roofers, UA, SEIU, CWA and more gathered to share their experiences on overtime work with representatives from the PA Department of Labor and Industry.  Currently, many salaried workers often fall into the administrative, executive and professional exemption from overtime pay. Read More

AFT-PA President Ted Kirsch to Retire in June

From AFT-PA, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.  The officers of the State Federation thank President Kirsch on his many decades of extraordinary service to our movement. AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch announced today that he would not seek re-election after seven terms as head of the statewide teachers’ union. Read More

The USMCA is NAFTA 2.0. No New NAFTA Until It’s Fixed!

For the better part of a generation, our global trading system has been rigged to enrich corporations at the expense of working people—and no deal has done more damage than NAFTA. We are hungry for a North American trade deal that lifts wages and improves livelihoods. Read More

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