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Update on NAFTA Negotiations

This week marked the fourth round of negotiations in the revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Even though worker productivity and corporate profits have increased, wages for working people have remained stagnant. Pennsylvania alone has lost 330,000 manufacturing jobs since NAFTA went into effect in 1994.  Read More

Unions Fought for Workplace Health and Safety

This post was contributed by the PA AFL-CIO’s Summer Intern Lindsey Hogge. Often we forget the hard battles unions fought for safe working conditions. Every person who works for a living has benefitted from these struggles. The labor movement believes that no one should lose their life working to provide for themselves and their families. Read More
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Recap of the Week in Harrisburg

This week was a busy one for working people in Pennsylvania’s Capitol.  As with most weeks regarding the General Assembly, there was good news and bad news for Pennsylvania’s working families.   The Good News: The Pennsylvania House GOP’s plan to raise the Hotel Tax from 6% to 11% failed to get enough votes on the floor.  Read More

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