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PA AFL-CIO Hosts 2020 Energy Summit

Pennsylvania has long had the most diverse energy portfolio in the country.  Leading the way in energy production, our Commonwealth has a legacy of keeping the lights on for tens of millions of families across the Mid-Atlantic region.   Union leaders gathered together this week to discuss the future of energy production, carbon capture, nuclear and renewable energy, and the highly-skilled union workers who keep our lights on.  We also recognize the importance of affordable broadband high-speed internet access as a critical part of our Commonwealth’s infrastructure.  This extraordinary development in our communications infrastructure should be available to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where they live or how much they make.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO were joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Governor Tom Wolf, Kris Anderson International Representative IBEW, Martin Williams National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs IBB, Ed Mooney Vice President CWA, Stephen Bennett PJM Interconnection, Nikki Budzinski Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Jake Smeltz, and participants from multiple affiliate unions. Read More

Union Members Lead Workers First Caravan Through Central PA

On Wednesday, June 17, central labor councils from across the Commonwealth took part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a massive national day of action organized by the AFL-CIO.  In central Pennsylvania, union members launched a caravan from the UAW Local 1872 Hall in York and proceeded to Representative Perry’s offices in York and Wormleysburg, before concluding at U.S. Read More