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PA AFL-CIO Hosts 2020 Energy Summit

Pennsylvania has long had the most diverse energy portfolio in the country.  Leading the way in energy production, our Commonwealth has a legacy of keeping the lights on for tens of millions of families across the Mid-Atlantic region.   Union leaders gathered together this week to discuss the future of energy production, carbon capture, nuclear and renewable energy, and the highly-skilled union workers who keep our lights on.  We also recognize the importance of affordable broadband high-speed internet access as a critical part of our Commonwealth’s infrastructure.  This extraordinary development in our communications infrastructure should be available to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where they live or how much they make.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO were joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Governor Tom Wolf, Kris Anderson International Representative IBEW, Martin Williams National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs IBB, Ed Mooney Vice President CWA, Stephen Bennett PJM Interconnection, Nikki Budzinski Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Jake Smeltz, and participants from multiple affiliate unions. Read More

Union Members Rally To Save Union Jobs in PA Nuclear Plants

(HARRISBURG) Today hundreds of union members came together to save nuclear jobs at a rally coordinated by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council and Nuclear Powers PA.  With the potential closure of two nuclear energy plants looming, workers are speaking out on the value of nuclear and the jobs it creates. Read More

Two Important Workshops Discussed at 2019 Legislative Conference

At the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Legislative Conference this week, union delegates had the opportunity to participate in two breakout sessions, taking a deeper dive into issues affecting working people across Pennsylvania.  The panel discussions connected economic and legislative policies and union-led solutions.  Over the course of 2019, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will be revisiting these issues, their many facets and their implications for the Commonwealth’s workers. Read More