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AFT-PA: Applauds Swift Action for Regulatory Relief

To read the National AFT’s official Reopening Plan, click here. This statement was originally published by AFT-PA AFT Pennsylvania President Arthur G. Steinberg, on Friday, issued the following statement after Governor Wolf signed SB751, a bill to provide regulatory relief to school districts, educators: “I applaud Governor Wolf’s quick and decisive action in signing of SB751 today. Read More

Irony: TVA Job Outsourcing is A Threat to Our Recovery

The Tennessee Valley Authority was created in 1933 as part of the New Deal President FDR spearheaded in the wake of the Great Depression. It was a key piece of a desperately needed recovery plan. Today, in another time of severe economic crisis rivaling that of its origin, the Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to outsource hundreds of IT jobs out of the region. Read More

Up and Running

When Bimbo Bakery in Hazleton closed in 2019, nearly 120 workers found themselves out of work.  Bimbo had shifted the production of bread and rolls to a facility in Lehigh Valley. Months later, on March 25th Hank McKay, president of BCTGM Local 6, received a phone call from the company. Read More

CWA, AFT and SEIU Call for Universal Broadband Access

This week, three international unions called on congressional leaders in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to invest in universal broadband access. For too long, many communities right here have been left behind in regard to this key piece of internet infrastructure. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Encourages Caution and Consideration in RGGI Process

(Harrisburg, PA) The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO thanks the members of the Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee (AQTAC) for hearing the concerns of working people in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) enrollment.  Union workers from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, and consumer advocacy organizations testified on the ramifications of the RGGI enrollment on Pennsylvanians and communities across the Commonwealth.  Workers voiced their opposition to RGGI because its implementation would displace or eliminate jobs at coal and natural gas plants and devastate communities.  Pennsylvania’s enrollment in RGGI must include a robust and transparent discussion accessible to consumers and workers; understandably, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges and required adjustment in public engagement, not to mention its economic consequences. Read More

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