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Legislation & Policy

Teachers Campaign in Harrisburg to #FundOurFacilities

This week, hundreds of education activists and PFT Local 3 members came to the state capitol to advocate for full and fair education funding. Inequality in Pennsylvania’s education system is among the worst in our country. Schools across the state, and especially in the Philadelphia School District which is responsible for educating 10% of Pennsylvania’s children, are falling behind in disrepair. Read More

National President Richard Trumka To Kick Off Trade Tour in Pittsburgh

National AFL-CIO President will be holding a Town Hall on NAFTA 2.0 on June 17th, 2019 at 6PM at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers. The White House has again attempted to prematurely advance its flawed and incomplete new NAFTA agreement. As it stands, the administration’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) still falls short of a fair deal for working people: The proposal doesn’t end the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries. Read More