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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Will Not Be Deterred By Janus Decision

(HARRISBURG) With today’s 5-4 decision from the United States Supreme Court regarding Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31, the justices have flouted more than four decades of legal precedent, in favor of striking a blow to the rights of working people. The Janus case is just one part of a multi-pronged strategy orchestrated by ultra-right wing and corporate special interests to pick-off union members and suppress workers’ rights through a deceitful campaign. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements in General Election

The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convened on June 14th to issue endorsements ahead of November’s General Election.  To secure the endorsement of the state federation, the candidate must receive an affirmative vote of more than two-thirds. “The Labor movement is filled with grassroots activists from all walks of life and backgrounds. Read More

Release: PA AFL-CIO Officers Comment on Scott Wagner’s Resignation

Yesterday, May 30th, Senator Scott Wagner abruptly announced his resignation from the state senate. Shocking news as the trash-talking trash collector who boasted he’ll “be sitting in the back room with a baseball bat”, has decided to quit before he “gets traded.” Wagner who has been quoted as saying “working is a game” to him, is the type of bully who when they can’t win, takes their ball and goes home. Read More