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ALICE Data Shows PA’s Income Disparity in Black Households

Learn More About ALICE in Your Community As Black History Month comes to a close, the United Way of Pennsylvania’s ALICE data shows much more work lies ahead of us regarding racial justice in Pennsylvania. In 2018, 60% of Black households in PA had an income below the ALICE threshold, compared to 39% of all PA households. Read More

Black History Month Feature: Thelma Clements, President of APRI Philadelphia

Throughout Black History Month, we have featured many leaders from the past and present.  These are people we are proud to call our union sisters and brothers, and many of them fellow Pennsylvanians.  As we close out the month of February, we would like to share our appreciation for our union sister, Thelma Clements. Read More

A. Philip Randolph: Legendary Union and Civil Rights Leader

Not enough can be said of the impact of A. Philip Randolph on the American Labor Movement.  When A Philip Randolph began his union life, several unions were closed to Black people, whether officially or unofficially.  The Union Movement Randolph left behind was better and stronger because of him.   “The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. Read More

Penn State Labor School Hosts Panel on Worker Power and the Law

Story from Dave Madsen, Community Services and Education Director  Last week, the Penn State Labor Study program kicked off Part 1 of the course “Worker Power and the Law: Barriers and Opportunities”. Over 80 labor leaders from across the Commonwealth took part in the course. Read More

Black History Month: 1881 Atlanta Washerwoman Strike

Too often the stories of Black trade unionists, particularly our Black union sisters, have been forgotten or were never told. These women have been the backbone of society throughout the history of our country and our movement. Their work has been drastically undervalued and disregarded. Read More

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