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National Coming Out Day: LGBTQ Workers Face Discrimination At Work

Even when we’re under construction, we’ve got out our pride flag out and proud! Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. We at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO are proud to celebrate the LGBTQ members of our union family. Every single one of us has the right to be free from discrimination, and unions fight every day to make workplaces better and safer for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, sex, race, ethnicity, etc. Read More

UFCW 1776 KS Welcomes Vireo Workers to Cannabis Division

On October 2nd, Vireo Health International employees voted to approve their first union contract with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 Keystone State. This marks the first major contract ratification in the medical cannabis industry in Pennsylvania!  The three-year contract “sets up a grievance procedure, contains comprehensive safety language, provides access to affordable and quality healthcare, guarantees wage increases, and includes an employer-funded retirement plan”. Read More