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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 41st Constitutional Convention Adjourns

On the final day of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka energized the delegates with a characteristically fiery speech that focused heavily on raising wages for America’s workers.  President Trumka said that raising wages cannot take a back seat to any political party or candidate, saying “Our issues come first now, and they come second.”
It was the beginning of a rousing final day of the 2014 convention.  Read More

Richard Trumka at PA AFL-CIO Convention

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Leads Organizing Roundtable At PA AFL-CIO Convention

On the final day of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Pittsburgh on Thursday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka led an inspiring roundtable discussion with four workers who are fighting for union representation on the job.  Speaking to the disconnect that all too often exists between workers’ legal rights, and the experiences that workers have when trying to form a union, President Trumka framed the discussion and encouraged the panelists to share their personal stories. Read More

Lee Saunders

Lee Saunders, President AFSCME International

Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, definitely brought energy with his address to the delegates.  Kicking off with, “Are we ready to kick some ass?  We need to show the extremists that those ‘Welcome to Pennsylvania’ signs are not for them.  Read More

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