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Pennsylvania Unions Observe Workers’ Memorial Day and Advocate for PRO ACT With Week of Action

Allegheny-Fayette CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance April 28, 2021 at 12PM  City County Bldg.,  414 Grant St,  Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Erie-Crawford CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Wednesday, 4/28/2021 at 6PM at  Perry Square, West Pavilion Harrisburg CLC Workers’ Memorial Observance Monday, April 26 at 9:00AM Labor’s Grove  Susquehanna Riverfront Harrisburg, PA PRO Act Rally at Senator Toomey’s Office Tuesday, April 27 at 12:30PM 3rd Street and Walnut Harrisburg, PA Scranton CLC Workers Memorial Observance Wednesday, April 28 at 10AM PennDOT 81 Keystone Industrial Park Road, Dunmore, PA 18512 Johnstown CLC PRO Act Rally at Senator Toomey’s Office April 29 at 4:00PM 1397 Eisenhower Blvd Ebensburg, PA 15904 Lehigh Valley CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Sunday, April 25, at 1:00PM Bethlehem Rose GardenP Reading-Berks CLC HEROES Picnic May 1, Saturday at 5:00PM Reading Phillies Stadium Schuylkill County CLC Workers Memorial Day Observance Saturday April 24 at 10AM Miners’ Statue 1565 Bunting Street, Pottsville, PA The Intersection of Route 209 and 901 Washington-Greene CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Thursday, April 29 at 6:30PM Trades and Labor Building 1 South College Street Washington, PA Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls on the University of Pittsburgh to Honor Workers’ Rights

(HARRISBURG) On Friday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) issued a decision in favor of the university workers’ right to organize and join a union.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement on behalf of the State Federation’s Executive Council: “This decision is the most recent reaffirmation of Pitt workers’ rights in their years-long fight to join a union. Read More

PA Has Nation’s Highest Black Unemployment Rate

According to a study released by the Economic Policy Institute PA has had the highest black unemployment in the nation at 19.5 %. This is despite the national economy adding more than 900,000 jobs in the last month, while financial markets seem to be recovering at a decent rate. Read More

Union Members Volunteer For Vaccination Drive in Lehigh Valley

On Thursday, April 8th, the Lehigh Valley Central Labor Council, in conjunction with Capital Blue Cross and Right Aid, held a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive at the Leigh Valley Hispanic Center in Bethlehem, PA. The drive was over a four-day period where a total of 1,000 people were vaccinated. Read More

President Bloomingdale Delivers Testimony on Toxic Public Workplaces

Thursday, April 8th, 2021, President Rick Bloomingdale presented testimony to the House Democratic Policy Committee regarding toxins and contaminants in schools, and the impact that rehabilitating our facilities would have on the creation of good, quality jobs.  While lead and asbestos have been slowly addressed over past decades, the general abundance of it within our older school buildings – from floor tiles, to ceilings, and walls – tied with a lack of proper filtration has created life-threateningly hazardous conditions within too many of our schools. Read More

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