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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Disappointed With the Closure of Three Mile Island

(HARRISBURG) Today, Exelon Generation announced the Closure of Three Mile Island on September 30, 2019.  On behalf of the more than 700,000 union members in Pennsylvania, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder have issued the following joint statement: “We are deeply disappointed by Exelon Generation’s decision to close Three Mile Island and eliminate hundreds of jobs in central Pennsylvania.  We hope that state legislators take this decision to heart. Read More

National Apprenticeship Week Kick-Off

Today, November 13, kicks off National Apprenticeship Week.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has long been involved in the promotion of apprenticeship programs across the Commonwealth, pioneering programs in industries like advanced manufacturing and classical apprenticeships in the building and construction trades. Labor union apprenticeship programs have become a hot topic in economic opportunity. Read More

Union Building Trades Apprentices Hold Lobby Day At State Capitol

Third Annual Event To Build Awareness Of The Importance Of Union-Run Apprentice Training Programs Hundreds of PA Building and Construction Trades union apprentices, coordinators and instructors representing twenty different building trades crafts from every area of Pennsylvania filled the State Capitol Rotunda in an impressive display of the strength and the value of union-run apprenticeship programs to Pennsylvania’s building and construction industry. Read More