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2018 Scholarship Essay Contest

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will be accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship Essay Contest.  All entries must be submitted or postmarked by January 31, 2018. Every year the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO offers scholarships to affiliated union members and their families. The criteria for entering are broken up into two categories with different topics for each surrounding an opportunity for students to learn more about the importance of Organized Labor in America. Read More


LABOR EDUCATION             WHEREAS, our Labor Movement has a rich history which mirrors the progress of our society and marks the improvement in conditions of work, pay and social progress; and The contributions of the Labor Movement in the Commonwealth to assist the struggling working men and women in this nation is unparalleled; and The appreciation of the contributions of Labor fortifies our future and helps to guarantee an enduring legacy; and Current efforts in Labor Education in our primary and secondary schools is minimal; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Area Labor Federations, Central Labor Councils, and affiliates shall encourage the development of Labor History Programs in the primary and secondary schools by donating materials, providing speakers and assisting in the planning of Labor History courses. Read More
Union Leadership Academy

Rebirth Of Important Grassroots Labor Education Underway In Harrisburg Region

A few years ago Central Labor Councils in conjunction with the Penn State University School Dept. of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations helped build and develop a labor education infrastructure across Pennsylvania that served thousands of union members and activists. Union Leadership Academy (ULA), as it was called, provided opportunities for continuing education in an array of subjects and courses that were designed to help union members improve their skills to represent and lead their unions. Read More