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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Mourns the Loss of Civil Rights Activist and Former Senator Harris Wofford

(HARRISBURG) The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the vice presidents of our Executive Council send our condolences and prayers to the family of Harris Wofford.  The Pennsylvania State Federation was proud to support Senator Wofford in his 1991 and 1994 bids for the U.S. Read More

Need Help? Connect with a Labor Liaison

Since 1946, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the United Way have joined forces to provide programs in their communities.  Following is a list of United Way Labor Liaisons, and each of them may know of local resources available during the government shutdown. Read More

The Fierce Urgency of NOW – Applying Rev. Dr. MLK

“The Fierce Urgency of Now” has been the theme of the AFL-CIO’s 2019 Martin Luther King Conference.  On this Monday in January, we celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Today in our country we face extraordinary circumstances, where so much political rhetoric strive to drive division between workers along the lines of demography; separating black workers from white workers, immigrants from citizens, and women from men. Read More

ALERT: Financial Resources for Federal Workers

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has been working with the United Way of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania 211 and the AFGE 3rd District to compile resources for workers affected by the shutdown. Here are a list of banks and credit agencies working with federal employees to provide alternatives during this time. Read More

Today In History: A Presidential Executive Order

On January 17, 1962, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988, “Employee Management Cooperation in the Federal Sector”.  This order granted federal employees the right to engage in collective bargaining through labor unions.   President Kennedy understood the importance of workers having a seat at the table, especially those in public service.  “The participation of employees in the formation and implementation of employee policy and procedures affecting them contributes to the effective conduct of public business,” he noted.  57 years ago, the President of the United States respected the public servants of the federal government and demonstrated that respect through the acknowledgement and expansion of their rights as workers.  Today, more than 800,000 federal workers are being denied respect and their economic dignity.  Currently, 480,000 federal workers are being forced to work without pay. Read More

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