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GM Decisions Impacts Entire Manufacturing Industry

This week, GM announced a major decision to shutter plants in Ohio and Michigan, a decision that not only affects our brothers and sisters of the UAW, but also every manufacturing industry in the United States.  Pennsylvania’s union movement stands in solidarity with our UAW brothers and sisters in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland in spite of GM’s decision to shut down plants, destroy thousands of jobs all in the name of corporate profit.  Read More

USW International President Leo Gerard Lifts Up America’s Industrial Heartland

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s 43rd Constitutional Convention welcomed International President Leo Gerard, of the United Steelworkers.  His remarks contained a powerful call for unity and collective action, an embrace of contemporary social and economic justice movements, and emphasized the impact the labor movement must have in the future of America’s manufacturing industry. Read More

Manufacturing Jobs Are Pennsylvania’s Past and Future

On Tuesday labor leaders, government officials, business representatives, along with workforce and community development advocates gathered to discuss the future of manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania. The Manufacturing a Better Paying Pennsylvania Symposium was co-hosted by the Century Foundation, the Steel Valley Authority, Keystone Research Center and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO at the United Steelworkers headquarters in Pittsburgh.  Read More