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57 Years Later: Tragedy at Robena

On this day in Labor History, 37 Greene County coal miners lost there lives when an explosion at the Robena Mine occurred 650 feet below ground. This became the worst mine disaster in Greene County since the Mather Mine explosion of 1928, in which 195 miners were killed. Read More

Buy Union-Made This Holiday Season

It’s not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America. Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW), Teamsters (IBT), UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) and United Farm Workers (UFW). Read More

Union Members Serve as Santa’s Helpers for Holiday Season

Service to our communities and giving back to those in need is a hallmark of union activism. This week we’d like to spotlight three Central Labor Councils held community service projects that benefit children in need in communities across the state this holiday season. Read More

Unions and Legislators Launch PA Workers’ Bill of Rights Package

(HARRISBURG) Every worker has the right to a voice at work. Advancing workers’ rights must include strengthening and expanding access to collective bargaining, the pursuit of fair consideration for our time and our labor, and protections for safety and health on the job.  Employers who violate the rights of workers should not be rewarded for offensive labor practices, instead, workers should be recognized as stakeholders in their own right.  With these principles in mind, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, representing 700,000 union members, has joined with workers’ rights defenders in the state legislature to proactively expand worker dignity in our Commonwealth. Read More

Labor Hits Amazon for Use of Out-of-State Contractors to Build New Findlay Facility

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO officer released the following statements today regarding Amazon’s use of out-of-state, non-union contractors for the construction of its new facility in Findlay, PA: President Rick Bloomingdale stated, “Pennsylvania has a long-standing tradition of hard work and loyalty.” Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder agreed, “Our union workforce is the safest and most efficient in the industry.” Bloomingdale continued, “Our workers are open to all employers who are looking to put Pennsylvanians first. Read More

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