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PA AFL-CIO Hosts 2020 Energy Summit

Pennsylvania has long had the most diverse energy portfolio in the country.  Leading the way in energy production, our Commonwealth has a legacy of keeping the lights on for tens of millions of families across the Mid-Atlantic region.   Union leaders gathered together this week to discuss the future of energy production, carbon capture, nuclear and renewable energy, and the highly-skilled union workers who keep our lights on.  We also recognize the importance of affordable broadband high-speed internet access as a critical part of our Commonwealth’s infrastructure.  This extraordinary development in our communications infrastructure should be available to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where they live or how much they make.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO were joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Governor Tom Wolf, Kris Anderson International Representative IBEW, Martin Williams National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs IBB, Ed Mooney Vice President CWA, Stephen Bennett PJM Interconnection, Nikki Budzinski Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Jake Smeltz, and participants from multiple affiliate unions. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls For Workers First Approach to Reopening Businesses

(Harrisburg, PA)  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference today at 2:00PM to announce his plan for reopening Pennsylvania’s businesses.  The state legislature had made moves this week to reopen businesses without any accountability measures to protect worker safety on the job.  We applaud the Governor for his commitment to a responsible, data-driven approach to addressing Pennsylvania’s public health and economic well-being. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Release of Workforce Command Center Report

(HARRISBURG) The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, joined Governor Tom Wolf at today’s press conference on the findings of the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center. Unions are an essential stakeholder in the training and development of our Commonwealth’s workforce.  The Pennsylvania Labor Movement is committed to the advancement and support of all workers, regardless of employer or background.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to join Governor Wolf in this initiative to create family-sustaining jobs for a highly-trained and sophisticated workforce able to meet the challenges of the 21st century economy. Read More