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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Sends Letter to Governor Wolf Calling for Worker Safety Protections

(HARRISBURG) The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf, on behalf of the more than 700,000 union members across the Commonwealth, calling for action on COVID-19: “Dear Governor Wolf: People across Pennsylvania are seeing their everyday lives impacted by our Nation’s public health crisis.  In the past week we have seen policy measures enacted to protect public health from the spread of COVID-19.  All working people have a part to play in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and workers’ rights must be treated as primary concerns with concrete solutions, not with inadequate, short-term gestures. Read More

Unions Take Action On COVID-19

This week, the COVID-19 virus pandemic has understandably been centerstage. The Labor movement urges all working people to take the necessary precautions to protect your health and that of your neighbors and co-workers. The National AFL-CIO has compiled an extensive list of industry-specific guidelines, with recommendations and information from affiliate unions, the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and OSHA. Read More

48 Years Later: The Lordstown, OH GM Strike

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” 2019 marked a year of historic worker collective action in the 21st century. The labor movement is building on a long history of worker action, and as we soldier on in the face of persistent anti-worker attacks, nothing is more powerful than workers exercising their voice and standing up for the dignity of their own labor. Read More