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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Sends Letter to Governor Wolf Calling for Worker Safety Protections

(HARRISBURG) The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf, on behalf of the more than 700,000 union members across the Commonwealth, calling for action on COVID-19: “Dear Governor Wolf: People across Pennsylvania are seeing their everyday lives impacted by our Nation’s public health crisis.  In the past week we have seen policy measures enacted to protect public health from the spread of COVID-19.  All working people have a part to play in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and workers’ rights must be treated as primary concerns with concrete solutions, not with inadequate, short-term gestures. Read More

Coalition: Facilities Crisis Needs Urgent Attention

This statement was released by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 3 on January 8, 2020.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to support them as partners in the Fund Our Facilities Coalition. A coalition gathered at a shuttered Philadelphia school to urge the Governor to prioritize facilities funding in this year’s budget address. Read More