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The Passing of IBEW International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill

(HARRISBURG) – The American Labor Movement has lost a great leader today with the passing of Edwin D. Hill, International President Emeritus of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will always remember with gratitude, the leadership and commitment Brother Ed Hill demonstrated throughout his service to the Pennsylvania union movement. Read More

Historic Congressional Win For Pennsylvania Workers,

(HARRISBURG, PA) – Pennsylvania has continued its sweep of worker gains for this 2018 election cycle.  After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s redistricting decision earlier this year, Pennsylvanians were finally given the opportunity to overcome years of hyper-partisan, right-wing gerrymandering.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and our affiliate labor unions have worked hard in the last several years to protect and promote the democratic process in our Commonwealth, whether by fighting restrictive voter ID legislation or overturning the most gerrymandered congressional map in America. Read More
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PA House Labor and Industry Committee Excludes Workers from Discussion on Overtime Pay

(Harrisburg) On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the House Labor and Industry Committee chaired by Representative Rob Kauffman, stacked the deck against the working people of Pennsylvania by excluding workers and their representatives from the Public Hearing on the proposed minimum wage/overtime regulation.  Read More