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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Passage of the American Rescue Act

(HARRISBURG) Today the House passed the American Rescue Act, finalizing $1.9 trillion in relief funding.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “The American Rescue Act comes just shy of a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Over the last year, working people across the Commonwealth have struggled under dire circumstances to make ends meet, keep a roof overhead, care for children, and put food on the table.  The pandemic was a near-fatal blow to a system that had failed to protect working people for decades.  This historic relief bill will finally address the problems that COVID-19 has worsened.  It is never too late to do what is right.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO proudly supports the American Rescue Act as a step toward building back better.” ### Read More

WINC: Women in Nontraditional Careers

This story was shared by Tara Toms, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Keystone Development Partnership. On January 26th through 28th, tradeswomen and workforce partners from Philadelphia gathered virtually for theWomen In Nontraditional Careers Institute (WINC). The WINC project is a regional collaborative partnership to support, increase, and advance women’s participation in construction, manufacturing, and transit careers. Read More