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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
Frank at Homestead

125 Years Later: The Labor Movement Remembers Homestead

This week marks the 125th anniversary of the deadly Battle of Homestead of 1892.  Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder traveled to Homestead to mark the occasion at a memorial service remembering the fallen workers.  This transformational moment in the history of America’s working people remains a reminder to all of us of the damage inflicted by corporate greed and inequality. Read More