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So-Called Paycheck ‘Protection’ Bills Pass Through State Government Committee

A “cowardly attack” on the rights of Pennsylvania’s working people. Today, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee passed House Bill 1174 and Senate Bill 166.  The Officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO made the following statements: “The State Government Committee of the Pennsylvania House launched a cowardly and shameful attack on the first amendment rights of working people and the security of their unions.   Read More

Manufacturing Jobs Are Pennsylvania’s Past and Future

On Tuesday labor leaders, government officials, business representatives, along with workforce and community development advocates gathered to discuss the future of manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania. The Manufacturing a Better Paying Pennsylvania Symposium was co-hosted by the Century Foundation, the Steel Valley Authority, Keystone Research Center and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO at the United Steelworkers headquarters in Pittsburgh.  Read More

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