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Union Nurse Leaders at Lehigh Valley Hospital Network Schuylkill Hospital Speak Out About Quality Care and the PRO Act

This press release comes from the Office and Professional Employees International Union. OPEIU Local 112 represents nurses across Pennsylvania in both private and public sector. We are proud to be Nurses United for Quality Care.  On Thursday, March 25th at noon, while the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Schuylkill Hospital’s Attorney, Edward J. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Passage of the American Rescue Act

(HARRISBURG) Today the House passed the American Rescue Act, finalizing $1.9 trillion in relief funding.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “The American Rescue Act comes just shy of a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Over the last year, working people across the Commonwealth have struggled under dire circumstances to make ends meet, keep a roof overhead, care for children, and put food on the table.  The pandemic was a near-fatal blow to a system that had failed to protect working people for decades.  This historic relief bill will finally address the problems that COVID-19 has worsened.  It is never too late to do what is right.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO proudly supports the American Rescue Act as a step toward building back better.” ### Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds U.S. House Passage on the PRO Act, Calls for U.S. Senate to Approve

(HARRISBURG) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), H.R. 842. Of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, ten Representatives co-sponsored the legislation: Brendan Boyle, Matt Cartwright, Madeleine Dean, Mike Doyle, Dwight Evans, Brian Fitzpatrick, Chrissy Houlahan, Conor Lamb, Mary Gay Scanlon, and Susan Wild.   The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statements: “Working people across the Commonwealth and the Country have made their voices heard, and today the U.S. Read More