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This Week In Harrisburg

Union Brothers and Sisters: It’s budget season and Harrisburg is on a roll. This week, three charter school bills moved forward in a continued effort to undermine and underfund our public schools. Governor Wolf has announced his intention to veto HB 800. Read More

Teachers Campaign in Harrisburg to #FundOurFacilities

This week, hundreds of education activists and PFT Local 3 members came to the state capitol to advocate for full and fair education funding. Inequality in Pennsylvania’s education system is among the worst in our country. Schools across the state, and especially in the Philadelphia School District which is responsible for educating 10% of Pennsylvania’s children, are falling behind in disrepair. Read More

Union-Made Father’s Day!

This Sunday is Father’s Day! Celebrate Dad in solidarity style, by choosing ethical companies and brands that pay living wages and treat workers with respect. Whether its a tie, pair of boots, tools or a bottle of whiskey, choose union-made Hugo Boss (UNITE HERE)Jim Beam® (United Food and Commercial Workers [UFCW])Joseph Abboud clothing (UNITE HERE)Knob Creek® whiskey (UFCW)Louisville Slugger (UAW)Naturalizer shoes (UFCW)Old Spice (UFCW)Pierre Cardin cologne (UFCW)Red Wing Shoes (UFCW)Spalding basketball (Machinists [IAM])Stella Artois beer (IAM)Timex watches (IAM)The Union Boot Pro (UFCW) And don’t forget to choose union made tools for all of Dad’s DIY projects, from ethical tool companies like:ArmstrongBlack & DeckerChannellockCraftsmanKlein ToolsRigidSnap-OnStanley Hand Tools Read More

What’s New in Harrisburg: Education, Pensions and Infrastructure

In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and our affiliate unions are working hard for all working people in our Commonwealth. State Legislation has a tremendous, direct impact on our lives. As we head into budget season, we’re keeping a close watch on worker legislation for you. Read More

National President Richard Trumka To Kick Off Trade Tour in Pittsburgh

National AFL-CIO President will be holding a Town Hall on NAFTA 2.0 on June 17th, 2019 at 6PM at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers. The White House has again attempted to prematurely advance its flawed and incomplete new NAFTA agreement. As it stands, the administration’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) still falls short of a fair deal for working people: The proposal doesn’t end the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries. Read More

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