Press Releases

Scott Wagner Makes the Case for a Union at Penn Waste

(HARRISBURG) –  Income inequality is an assault on Pennsylvania’s workers, perpetrated by Scott Wagner and other corporate thugs.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is not afraid to call this what it is: legal, but immoral wage theft.  It is no surprise that Scott Wagner espouses this economic and social injustice as public policy. Read More

Thousands of Union Members Joined Together in Philadelphia in Protest of Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

(PHILADELPHIA) Today, thousands of union members from across the Labor Movement joined together in Philadelphia to mount the largest protest of its kind against Trump’s policy of family separation for immigrant families. International union leaders from UNITE HERE, IUPAT, AFSCME, and UFCW traveled in along with union members from more than five states to partner with local Philadelphia and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO unions in a show of labor unity. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Will Not Be Deterred By Janus Decision

(HARRISBURG) With today’s 5-4 decision from the United States Supreme Court regarding Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31, the justices have flouted more than four decades of legal precedent, in favor of striking a blow to the rights of working people. The Janus case is just one part of a multi-pronged strategy orchestrated by ultra-right wing and corporate special interests to pick-off union members and suppress workers’ rights through a deceitful campaign. Read More