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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale Appointed to Governor’s Middle Class Task Force

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale has been appointed to serve on Governor Tom Wolf’s Middle ClassTask Force. In response, he issued the following statement: “It is an honor to serve on the Governor’s Middle Class Task Force. This is an exciting opportunity for worker advocates, businesses, legislators and community organizations to come together to hear the concerns of working people. Read More
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YouthBuild Students Take Part in Day of Caring, Reading

United Community Services for Working Families, an agency associated with the Reading-Berks Central Labor Council, recently participated in the United Way Day of Caring in Reading when its cohort of YouthBuild students volunteered to clean up Aulenbach’s Cemetery. Eight YouthBuild students along with the UCSWF President Ashley Chambers and program instructors spent the day cleaning up fallen tree branches, mowing the grass and power-washing the buildings.  Read More
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NAFTA Renegotiation Focus of Reading-Berks Town Hall

The Reading-Berks Central Labor Council and members of the United Steelworkers District 10 Rapid Response team hosted a town hall on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Following the September CLC meeting members of the public and delegates of the council stayed to hear an informative panel discussion on the impact NAFTA has had on Pennsylvania’s manufacturing jobs as well as on standards for production and the environment. Read More