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Labor’s Fund Our Facilities Coalition Applauds Progress on Lead in Schools

Our brothers and sisters of PFT Local 3, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and the Philadelphia Council, AFLCIO are part of Fund Our Facilities, a coalition of union leaders, local and state legislators, and community partners focused on “securing funding for improvements to school buildings”.  This week the coalition secured a win to reduce lead exposure in Philadelphia schools. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls to Preserve Jobs at PES Refinery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Samantha Shewmaker, 717-917-0538, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls to Preserve Jobs at PES Refinery (HARRISBURG) On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery was damaged after an explosion in one of the facility’s units; because of the incredible work and training of the refinery workers, there were no fatalities.  Read More

Teachers Campaign in Harrisburg to #FundOurFacilities

This week, hundreds of education activists and PFT Local 3 members came to the state capitol to advocate for full and fair education funding. Inequality in Pennsylvania’s education system is among the worst in our country. Schools across the state, and especially in the Philadelphia School District which is responsible for educating 10% of Pennsylvania’s children, are falling behind in disrepair. Read More