To revitalize American communities, workers must address massive economic shifts that have occurred in the last 20 years. These economic shifts have removed the “ladder of opportunity” and replaced it with a deepening “well of dependence” where workers and their families must rely on the goodwill of others to survive. Dedicated leadership and creative approaches are needed to bring forth a new labor vision within our communities realizing that each community has a unique combination of assets on which to build their future.
The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement… (Read More)
From a centuries-old German tradition to the global phenomenon it is today, October Fest is a great time to celebrate the wonders of Union-Made brews. Thanks to our friends at Labor 411 and the Union Label, we’ve got a Labor-approved list of beers and snacks that will last you for the month. Read More
This week, Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder joined union members from across western Pennsylvania in remembrance of the NLRB v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp supreme court decision. Pennsylvania’s labor movement understands and respects its place within labor history. This case serves as the Magna Carta for American unionism. Read More
On Thursday, September 13 President Bob Kutz welcomed a crowd of hundreds to the Bavarian Hall in Altoona to celebrate the centenary of the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Among the many Labor Leaders and candidates to attend were PA AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, and State Representative Bryan Barbin. Read More