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A Union-Made Independence Day!

We believe in supporting good jobs and ethical businesses whenever we celebrate a holiday or occasion. And in 2020, it is extra important that we support our fellow workers. Here are some Union-Made items from Labor 411 for your socially distanced Independence Day. Read More

Union Members Lead Workers First Caravan Through Central PA

On Wednesday, June 17, central labor councils from across the Commonwealth took part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a massive national day of action organized by the AFL-CIO.  In central Pennsylvania, union members launched a caravan from the UAW Local 1872 Hall in York and proceeded to Representative Perry’s offices in York and Wormleysburg, before concluding at U.S. Read More

Freedom of the Press is a Union Issue.

This week the Newsguild of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette issued a call to action to support journalist of color who has been kept from reporting on racial justice protests across the city. “This comes after more than three years of stalled contract negotiations, pushed by a union-busting Tennessee law firm milking every last cent from the Block family, which owns the paper, while journalists suffer economically.” The Newsguild, CWA District 2-13 stated in a public letter. Read More

AFT-PA Releases Five Principles of Racial Justice

Our broken education system has played a role in continuing a legacy of discrimination and segregation in our society. Our children deserve better. The educators in our schools are committed to changing this system, and we stand with them in the fight for their students and our sisters and brothers of color. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Issues Statement on Job Eliminations at the PA Turnpike Commission

(HARRISBURG, PA) The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO made the following statements in response to the job elimination at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission:  “Yesterday the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced the layoff of 500 turnpike toll collectors and the permanent creation of a cashless Turnpike system. Read More

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