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OPPOSING PRIVATIZATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY WHEREAS, Social Security has been an integral part of working families’ retirement income since the 1940s, and for many working families, it makes the difference between a retirement with dignity or a retirement of poverty; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO oppose privatizing Social Security and the risks it imposes on our retirees and our members; and THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we lobby the United States Congress and the United States President to oppose privatizing Social Security. Read More

Pennsylvania Stands to Lose Massive Funding for Education, Healthcare and Public Safety from Sequester Cuts

Harrisburg, PA –  A report from the Senate Appropriations Committee shows that Congressional Conservatives, led by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, threatens to harm the economy by letting automatic across-the-board budget cuts – called “sequestration” – go forward on March 1, 2013.  Read More

What The Sequester Means For Working Families In Pennsylvania

Have you e-mailed your Congressman and Senators yet to tell them to STOP sequestration? CLICK HERE to TAKE ACTION! We all already know that extremists in Congress are trying to use the sequester to leverage big cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, but what is often overlooked is what the impact will be if the sequester itself is allowed to happen.   Read More