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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

Schuylkill CLC Makes A Difference For Family After Fire

Story from Community Services Director Dave Madsen. When the McDonald family lost their home in a tragic fire during the holiday season, the Schuylkill County Labor Council jumped into in action and raised money to help the McDonald family. While no monetary contribution can replace a home, Central Labor Council President Anne Kurtek and Community Services Chair Tony Boyle were able to donate a $200 donation the McDonald family, who were extremely grateful for the help. Read More

APRI President Clayola Brown, Named AFL-CIO’s Civil and Human Rights Committee Chairperson

– Clayola Brown In 2020, the AFL-CIO announced the formation of its Civil and Human Rights Committee. This month, Clayola Brown was named as the Committee’s first Chairperson. I believe that Labor Rights, Civil Rights and International Human Rights are bridges which cross the broad expanse of disparities in this country and abroad.” The President of the A. Read More

Bayard Rustin: A Pennsylvania-born Champion of Human Rights

As members of the Commonwealth, we are so proud of Bayard Rustin, the legendary Champion of Human Rights for ALL PEOPLE. Born in West Chester PA, Rustin served as the first executive director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, a thought leader in the civil rights movement, and As an openly gay Black man in the mid-20th century, Bayard Rustin never shied away from his authentic identity and his convictions. Read More

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