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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.   We know that the freedom to come together in a union is essential for making any job a good job.  Fittingly, the 46th President of the United States chose a Union hall in Pennsylvania, the Carpenters’ Training Center in Pittsburgh, to launch this initiative to build back better. Read More

AFT Demands Infrastructure Investment, Safe Schools

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to stand with unions across the Commonwealth to demand an end to Toxic Schools. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten published the following AFT Voices editorial in support of PA’s #FundOurFacilities Coalition: “Every day I go to school, I feel like I’m in a prison or a junkyard,” wrote one fourth-grader. Read More

Coalition: Facilities Crisis Needs Urgent Attention

This statement was released by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 3 on January 8, 2020.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to support them as partners in the Fund Our Facilities Coalition. A coalition gathered at a shuttered Philadelphia school to urge the Governor to prioritize facilities funding in this year’s budget address. Read More