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Labor Springs Into Action!

Photos and story from Dave Madsen, Community Services and Education Director Throughout the spring, organized labor community services committees have organized various community service projects, from coordinating mass vaccination drives to supporting homeless veterans and raising food donations at local food pantries.  Read More

Celebrate Moms for Mothers’ Day & End the Maternal Pay Gap!

We always encourage everyone to buy union-made and Mothers’ Day is no different. Check out this list at UnionPlus.org. Now, let’s address the real irony of Mothers’ Day coming just after May 5th, Mom’s Equal Pay Day. Yes, moms experience a larger wage gap than women without children; we financially penalize having children when we refuse to acknowledge that the labor of women is actually work. Read More

PA AFL-CIO Encourages U.S. Steel to Reinvest in PA Workers

This week, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO issued a letter to United States Steel Corporation’s President and CEO David B. Burritt criticizing its decision to end the promised $1.5 billion upgrade to its Pittsburgh facilities.  For generations, the workers of our Commonwealth have made U.S. Read More

Pennsylvania Unions Observe Workers’ Memorial Day and Advocate for PRO ACT With Week of Action

Allegheny-Fayette CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance April 28, 2021 at 12PM  City County Bldg.,  414 Grant St,  Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Erie-Crawford CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Wednesday, 4/28/2021 at 6PM at  Perry Square, West Pavilion Harrisburg CLC Workers’ Memorial Observance Monday, April 26 at 9:00AM Labor’s Grove  Susquehanna Riverfront Harrisburg, PA PRO Act Rally at Senator Toomey’s Office Tuesday, April 27 at 12:30PM 3rd Street and Walnut Harrisburg, PA Scranton CLC Workers Memorial Observance Wednesday, April 28 at 10AM PennDOT 81 Keystone Industrial Park Road, Dunmore, PA 18512 Johnstown CLC PRO Act Rally at Senator Toomey’s Office April 29 at 4:00PM 1397 Eisenhower Blvd Ebensburg, PA 15904 Lehigh Valley CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Sunday, April 25, at 1:00PM Bethlehem Rose GardenP Reading-Berks CLC HEROES Picnic May 1, Saturday at 5:00PM Reading Phillies Stadium Schuylkill County CLC Workers Memorial Day Observance Saturday April 24 at 10AM Miners’ Statue 1565 Bunting Street, Pottsville, PA The Intersection of Route 209 and 901 Washington-Greene CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Thursday, April 29 at 6:30PM Trades and Labor Building 1 South College Street Washington, PA Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls on the University of Pittsburgh to Honor Workers’ Rights

(HARRISBURG) On Friday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) issued a decision in favor of the university workers’ right to organize and join a union.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement on behalf of the State Federation’s Executive Council: “This decision is the most recent reaffirmation of Pitt workers’ rights in their years-long fight to join a union. Read More

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