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PRO Act Passes U.S. House 223-193

This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2474, Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). This is the most significant and advancing piece of Labor Law Reform legislation to move in decades. The PRO Act would: Repeal right to work laws; Provide for first contract arbitration; Speed up elections; Stronger remedies for violations, including civil penalties (up to $50k) Ban permanent replacement of strikers; Permit secondary picketing; Card Check as a remedy for employer interference; Ban Captive Audience meetings; and, Narrow the definition of supervisor and close the independent contractor loophole. Read More

AFL-CIO’s 2017 Convention Concludes in St. Louis

The National AFL-CIO held its 28th Constitutional Convention in St. Louis, Missouri this week.  Delegates re-elected President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre.  The Convention marked a recommitment to organizing, civil rights, voting rights, humane immigration policies, trade policies that put working people first, a worker’s bill of rights, a representative and diverse labor movement that will fight for ALL working people. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Co-Sponsors First Annual Richard L. Trumka Tri-State Shoot In Coplay

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, (USA), held a very successful First Annual Richard L. Trumka Tri-State Shoot in Coplay Pennsylvania at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays outdoor facility on Saturday August 29. Union outdoor enthusiasts and their families from the Tri-State area had the opportunity to meet President Trumka as they all enjoyed a day of clay shooting. Read More