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PA’s Pension System Subject of Discussion During Budget Hearings

As Pennsylvania’s budget hearings progress, the General Assembly has and will continue to include significant discussion of the state’s two largest pension funds, the State Employee Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employee Retirement System (PSERS).  Understanding the state’s pension funding situation can be difficult and misleading on a normal day, but even more so during the intense nature of the Commonwealth’s budget hearings. Read More
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Legislative Conference Review

This week, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO held its biennial Legislative Conference in Harrisburg, PA.  Delegates and speakers came from across the Commonwealth to join us as we discussed the issues facing working people in the 2017-2018 General Assembly. Keynote speaker, Governor Tom Wolf, during Tuesday morning’s General Session addressed the importance of proactive, advocates like the labor movement, for Pennsylvania’s working people. Read More