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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

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Celebrates Electoral Victory with Statewide and Local Wins

(HARRISBURG) –   All elections matter.  While so many pundits and papers focus on the 2020 election cycle, thousands of local and statewide officials were elected to office across Pennsylvania Tuesday.  Labor-endorsed candidates, including hundreds of union members, won offices up and down the ballot, like Frank Snyder, the newly elected Auditor of Carroll Township in York County. Read More

Release: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls for Action on Bruce Mansfield Power Plant as President Trump Visits Monaca

(HARRISBURG, PA) – The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the state federation of labor unions representing 700,000 working men and women, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, have issued the following joint statement regarding President Donald Trump’s visit to Monaca, PA: “It’s a tale of two cities in western Pennsylvania. Read More