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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Addresses #PAAFLCIO43

On Wednesday, before his remarks, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka swore in the officers and vice presidents of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, a Pennsylvania native, addressed the convention on Wednesday.  In his remarks, President Trumka congratulated the Pennsylvania Labor Movement on the recent victory in the special election that sent Conor Lamb to Congress.  Read More

AFT-WV Sister Speaks on Victory After Weeks Long Strike

Stacey Strawderman and West Virginia Teachers Talks Recent Work Stoppage For Pay Inequalities an Equal Pay Day On Equal Pay Day, West Virginia AFT Vice President and Local 6209 President Stacy Strawderman addressed delegates on the recent work stoppage in West Virginia, and the rampant workplace inequalities faced by a predominantly female workforce.  Read More

Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Oleksiak Talks PA’s Workforce Initiatives

Kicking off the final day of the 43rd PA AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak addressed the delegates about the future of Pennsylvania Labor. As the first Secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry elected from the Labor Movement, Oleksiak emphasized the criticality and importance the Labor movement plays for both businesses and workers’ lives. Read More