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)
When Bimbo Bakery in Hazleton closed in 2019, nearly 120 workers found themselves out of work. Bimbo had shifted the production of bread and rolls to a facility in Lehigh Valley. Months later, on March 25th Hank McKay, president of BCTGM Local 6, received a phone call from the company. Read More
The American Federation of Teachers represents teachers and healthcare workers on the frontlines. As more parents are taking on the task of homeschooling, we are all reminded of the extraordinary work our educators do every day. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO thanks each and every one of our educators, nurses, and public employees for the extraordinary work they do. Read More
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO held a press call and virtual memorial service for Workers’ Memorial Day. We were joined by rank and file union members from the COVID-19 front-lines, who shared their stories of workplace conditions and the impact they’ve seen this virus have on their communities. Read More