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Labor’s Fund Our Facilities Coalition Applauds Progress on Lead in Schools

Our brothers and sisters of PFT Local 3, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and the Philadelphia Council, AFLCIO are part of Fund Our Facilities, a coalition of union leaders, local and state legislators, and community partners focused on “securing funding for improvements to school buildings”.  This week the coalition secured a win to reduce lead exposure in Philadelphia schools. Read More


UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS WHEREAS, consumers, workers, and communities all depend on safe, reliable and affordable electric, gas, telecommunications and water services; and WHEREAS, the infrastructure of many utilities is beyond its expected service life and is in need of upgrades or replacement; and WHEREAS, further delay of replacing deteriorating infrastructure could lead to more catastrophic failures; and WHEREAS, recent Pennsylvania legislation gave utilities a mechanism to fund projects to expedite the replacement of aging infrastructure as long as they use qualified workers and follow standards that will govern the work; and WHEREAS, the upgrading of utility infrastructure will create the need for skilled workers at the various utilities; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the delegates to the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 41st Constitutional Convention strongly supports the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO to work with the Pennsylvania legislators and regulators to encourage utilities to begin the process of upgrading their infrastructure using skilled Pennsylvania workers. Read More