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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Disappointed With the Closure of Three Mile Island

(HARRISBURG) Today, Exelon Generation announced the Closure of Three Mile Island on September 30, 2019.  On behalf of the more than 700,000 union members in Pennsylvania, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder have issued the following joint statement: “We are deeply disappointed by Exelon Generation’s decision to close Three Mile Island and eliminate hundreds of jobs in central Pennsylvania.  We hope that state legislators take this decision to heart. Read More

Union Members Rally To Save Union Jobs in PA Nuclear Plants

(HARRISBURG) Today hundreds of union members came together to save nuclear jobs at a rally coordinated by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council and Nuclear Powers PA.  With the potential closure of two nuclear energy plants looming, workers are speaking out on the value of nuclear and the jobs it creates. Read More

Safe Workplaces for All Workers: Labor Unions and Legislators Demand Workplace Protections

(HARRISBURG) – On Monday, April 29 the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO was joined by state legislators to demand safe workplaces for all workers in our Commonwealth.  The fight for workplace safety and health protections has been at the center of the Union Movement since its beginning.  Every worker has the right to a safe workplace; no worker should ever die on the job.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was formed on April 28, 1971.  The Labor Movement observes this date as Workers’ Memorial Day in honor of the working women and men who have died on the job in the previous year. Read More