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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
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PA’s Pension System Subject of Discussion During Budget Hearings

As Pennsylvania’s budget hearings progress, the General Assembly has and will continue to include significant discussion of the state’s two largest pension funds, the State Employee Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employee Retirement System (PSERS).  Understanding the state’s pension funding situation can be difficult and misleading on a normal day, but even more so during the intense nature of the Commonwealth’s budget hearings. Read More
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Attack On Pensions Defeated In The House – But Could Resurface

This afternoon, more than half of House Republicans joined with the entire Democratic caucus in voting down SB1071 by a final tally of 149 (N) to 52 (Y).  We would like to thank the legislators who opposed this terrible legislation today, and we would especially like to acknowledge the thousands of union members across the State who made phones calls and sent emails opposing SB1071 in the final days and hours before this critical vote. Read More