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Public Sector OSHA Hearing Demonstrates Urgent Need For Change

This week, the Senate Democrat Policy Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 310, Senator Tartaglione’s public sector OSHA legislation. Several union leaders submitted testimony at the hearing in favor of the legislation. Additionally, opponents from the County Commissioners Association of PA and the Pennsylvania School Board Association opened up their remarks with their reasoning why money is more important than human life and safety on the job. Read More

PA AFL-CIO Stands With the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Today, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement of support for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers as they fight for safe schools: “The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has been sounding the alarm for years about safety and health conditions in the school buildings.  The Read More

AFT Demands Infrastructure Investment, Safe Schools

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to stand with unions across the Commonwealth to demand an end to Toxic Schools. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten published the following AFT Voices editorial in support of PA’s #FundOurFacilities Coalition: “Every day I go to school, I feel like I’m in a prison or a junkyard,” wrote one fourth-grader. Read More