Elections & Politics

CENSUS 2020: Why Pennsylvania Needs A Complete Count

“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons . . . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. Read More

In 2020, New Election Reforms Have Major Impact on Voting Opportunity

Election Reforms Including Vote by Mail! The right to vote is the keystone of democracy. While PA may lag behind most states in our minimum wage, we now lead the nation in early voting! In October 2019, Governor Wolf signed Act 77, making major changes to how elections will be conducted in Pennsylvania, starting with the elections in 2020. Read More

Union Members Win Big With Path To Power

This story was originally published in the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO News and Views Newsletter. Sign up here to receive your free copy. Written by Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder For decades, the political system has failed working people. Acting on behalf of some greedy corporations and the obscenely rich, the political system has been taking away, one after another, the pillars that support working people’s right to good jobs and secure benefits. Read More