Press Releases

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls on the University of Pittsburgh to Honor Workers’ Rights

(HARRISBURG) On Friday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) issued a decision in favor of the university workers’ right to organize and join a union.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement on behalf of the State Federation’s Executive Council: “This decision is the most recent reaffirmation of Pitt workers’ rights in their years-long fight to join a union. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Attorney General’s Charges Against Employer’s Fraud

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced criminal charges against the major anti-union company, Glenn O. Hawbaker Incorporated, which has fleeced workers, honest companies, and the Commonwealth of more than $20 million.  The charges announced today are the largest Davis-Bacon prevailing wage case in U.S. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds President Biden’s Historic Infrastructure Investment

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, President Joe Biden announced a historic investment in infrastructure and good jobs, proposing a New Deal for the 21st century. Not since the Great Depression have Americans experienced the level of economic devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought.   Read More