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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Release of Workforce Command Center Report

(HARRISBURG) The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, joined Governor Tom Wolf at today’s press conference on the findings of the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center. Unions are an essential stakeholder in the training and development of our Commonwealth’s workforce.  The Pennsylvania Labor Movement is committed to the advancement and support of all workers, regardless of employer or background.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to join Governor Wolf in this initiative to create family-sustaining jobs for a highly-trained and sophisticated workforce able to meet the challenges of the 21st century economy. Read More

Unions and Legislators Launch PA Workers’ Bill of Rights Package

(HARRISBURG) Every worker has the right to a voice at work. Advancing workers’ rights must include strengthening and expanding access to collective bargaining, the pursuit of fair consideration for our time and our labor, and protections for safety and health on the job.  Employers who violate the rights of workers should not be rewarded for offensive labor practices, instead, workers should be recognized as stakeholders in their own right.  With these principles in mind, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, representing 700,000 union members, has joined with workers’ rights defenders in the state legislature to proactively expand worker dignity in our Commonwealth. Read More