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“We Refused to Be Pushed”

This is part of a series on the Wabtec/GE Transportation strike in Erie, PA. When UE Locals 506 and 618 held a solidarity rally outside the WABTEC headquarters, union sister Vanessa Jones was right there waving the UE flag in Wilmerding, PA. Read More

It really is time to raise the minimum wage.

Union members, community activists, and state legislators gathered together in the Capitol Rotunda to issue Call to Action to Pennsylvania’s workers. It’s time we raised the minimum wage! “You can only make progress by fighting for progress”- AFL-CIO President George Meany There is nothing more transformative than the power of working people coming together in solidarity. Read More

Women’s Labor History Feature: Frances Perkins

March is women’s history month and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is featuring the contributions of women to the fight for workers’ rights. Frances Perkins was appointed Secretary of Labor by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, she was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Read More

When Union Workers Take On Corporate Greed

This is part one in a serialized look at Pennsylvania workers’ fight against a rigged economy and corporate greed. Workers at the Wabtec/GE Transportation plant in Erie, PA are back on the job after an internationally recognized strike.   For nine days the workers in northwest Pennsylvania held the picket line, joined by family members, the community and the solidarity of other unions,  On Monday, February 25, Wabtec, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., took over at the GE Transportation plant in Lawrence Park, Erie. Read More

PA Lawmakers Announce Introduction of Workplace Freedom Act

Senators Lindsey M. Williams, Jay Costa, and Vincent J. Hughes joined by local elected officials, Allegheny-Fayette County Labor Council members, and a crowd of union workers, announced the introduction of the Workplace Freedom Act today at the Allegheny County Courthouse. The Workplace Freedom Act legislation protects Pennsylvania workers by strengthening collective bargaining in two ways.First, it eliminates the requirement for a two-tiered election process by allowing for a simple card check where expressing majority support would be sufficient. Read More

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