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One Year Later, UAW Langeloth Workers Still On Strike, PA AFL-CIO Calls for Solidarity

(HARRISBURG, PA) – One year ago, the union members of UAW Local 1311 walked out on strike at Langeloth Metallurgical in Washington County, PA.  They could not have imagined what the next year would bring them.  Collective action has been on the rise in workplaces and communities, inspired by stories just like those of our UAW brothers and sisters.   In the twelve months since the workers took to the picket line at Langeloth, they have braved the Winter weather, the Summer heat, and the COVID-19 pandemic.  They have stood strong in solidarity, and their fellow Pennsylvania unions are with them “Their determination is worthy of our respect.  Union members want a safe workplace and a voice on the job, pure and simple.  Even before the pandemic, in a plant that processes molten metal, safety should always be a chief concern for workers and their employers.  Workers want a say in the work that they do and recognition of their years on the job. Read More

Labor Day 2020 Events Across Pennsylvania

For all your socially-distant picnic needs. Check out these events all weekend long. Greater Westmoreland CLC and Mercer CLC Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM  Mercer County CLC Labor Solidarity Days at the USW 1016 picket line for their striking members at NLMK located at 15 Roemer Blvd, Farrell, PA 16121.  Allegheny CLC  Saturday, September 5  8:15 AM to 12:30 PM  Park Beautification  Sycamore Drive and Arboretum Drive  Members will be painting, staining picnic tables & benches, planting mums in planters throughout the park. Read More

Stamp Out Hunger: NALC Members Give Back, Now They Need Your Solidarity

We are all aware of the essential, life-sustaining work of the United States Postal Service and the union sisters and brothers who make sure, come rain wind or snow, each of us will get our mail and our packages. For decades the NALC has held the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which is repeatedly the largest single-day food drive in the United States. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council Announces 2020 Election Endorsements

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO voted to endorse 189 candidates at the federal, state, and local levels.  Representing 700,000 workers and 51 affiliate unions across the Commonwealth, the State Federation believes that these endorsed candidates will protect workers’ safety and health, defend good jobs, and fight for economic justice. Read More

PA AFL-CIO Hosts 2020 Energy Summit

Pennsylvania has long had the most diverse energy portfolio in the country.  Leading the way in energy production, our Commonwealth has a legacy of keeping the lights on for tens of millions of families across the Mid-Atlantic region.   Union leaders gathered together this week to discuss the future of energy production, carbon capture, nuclear and renewable energy, and the highly-skilled union workers who keep our lights on.  We also recognize the importance of affordable broadband high-speed internet access as a critical part of our Commonwealth’s infrastructure.  This extraordinary development in our communications infrastructure should be available to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where they live or how much they make.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO were joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Governor Tom Wolf, Kris Anderson International Representative IBEW, Martin Williams National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs IBB, Ed Mooney Vice President CWA, Stephen Bennett PJM Interconnection, Nikki Budzinski Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Jake Smeltz, and participants from multiple affiliate unions. Read More

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