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2019 Scholarship Essay Contest is Here!

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will be accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest.  All entries must be submitted or postmarked by February 15, 2019. Every year the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO offers scholarships to affiliated union members and their families. The criteria for entering are broken up into two categories with different topics for each surrounding an opportunity for students to learn more about the importance of Organized Labor in America. Read More
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The Passing of IBEW International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill

(HARRISBURG) – The American Labor Movement has lost a great leader today with the passing of Edwin D. Hill, International President Emeritus of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will always remember with gratitude, the leadership and commitment Brother Ed Hill demonstrated throughout his service to the Pennsylvania union movement. Read More
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Rosa Parks Day

This Saturday, December 1, will mark 63 years since Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.  This act is widely regarded as sparking the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956. Read More