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PA AFL-CIO President Testifies Before Congress on Good Union Jobs for Appalachia

On Wednesday, June 16 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale testified before the House of Representative’s Subcommittee on the Environment. The panel, Jumpstarting Main Street: Bringing Jobs & Wealth Back to Forgotten America, “examined the best ways to target federal infrastructure and climate investments to the most disadvantaged communities.  Read More

PA AFL-CIO Joins Reimagine Appalachia To Talk Job Growth Opportunities

Full PA Jobs Report can be found HERE. Just days after job numbers showed PA down half a million jobs since Feb. 2020, and the day after President Biden issued an Executive Order channeling the ReImagine Appalachia Coalition’spolicy blueprint for a climate infrastructure plan, the coalition, in partnership withKeystone Research Center, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, IBEW, and PennFuture today released a report by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) showing that the ReImagine Appalachia (RA) plan would create nearly half a million new jobs statewide in Pennsylvania. Read More