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Statewide Raise in Minimum Wage Urged by Activists at Lehigh County Government Center

In Allentown on Wednesday, Labor Leaders, Representative Pete Schweyer and community members from the Raise the Wage Pennsylvania and the CLEAR Coalition gathered at the Lehigh County Government Center to demand the General Assembly raise the state’s minimum wage.  Pennsylvania is surrounded by states that ALL have raised their minimum wage in recent years, while our Commonwealth has not seen a raise in more than a decade.  Read More
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Town Hall on “Right To Work” and State Issues Follows Reading Berks CLC Meeting

This week, the Reading-Berks Central Labor Council held a town hall meeting on issues facing the state legislature with PA AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder and staff members from State Senator Schwank, Representatives Rozzi, and Caltagirone’s offices.  The panel, moderated by United Steelworkers Local 6996 President Dean Showers, took questions from the audience and listened to their concerns on a wide range of issues, beginning with “right to work”. Read More