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Choose Union-Made PA Treats for Halloween!

Every Pennsylvanian knows that our Commonwealth is home to Hershey’s Chocolate. The hard-working union members of BCTGM Local 464 and UFCW Local 1776 KS continue to manufacture these iconic American treats. This Halloween it’s easier than ever to support good, union jobs right here in Pennsylvania!  Special thanks to BCTGM Local 464 and UFCW Local 1776 KS for providing the following list of made in PA Hershey’s products. Read More

UAW-GM Still On Strike -Sends Tentative Agreement to Membership

For more than a month, United Auto Workers union members have been on strike at General Motors, fighting back against corporate greed. The strike began on September 16, and this week the UAW and GM announced a tentative agreement. In Pennsylvania, nearly 100 workers at a GM parts distribution center in Langhorne, PA (Bucks County) are on the picket line. Read More

New Regulation Would Expand Overtime to 143,000 Workers

This week the Wolf administration announced the final submission of a regulation to expand overtime eligibility to 143,000 workers across Pennsylvania. Currently, overtime eligibility for salaried workers has been capped by the federal government at $23,660 a year, and many salaried workers do not realize that they can be eligible for overtime. Read More

National Coming Out Day: LGBTQ Workers Face Discrimination At Work

Even when we’re under construction, we’ve got out our pride flag out and proud! Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. We at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO are proud to celebrate the LGBTQ members of our union family. Every single one of us has the right to be free from discrimination, and unions fight every day to make workplaces better and safer for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, sex, race, ethnicity, etc. Read More

PFT Local 3 Fights for Safe Schools

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 3 has been fighting for safe schools in the city of brotherly love. Asbestos and mold have been found in schools across the district, which educates 10% of Pennsylvania’s school students. PFT has taken a stand in response to dangerous levels of asbestos found in Benjamin Franklin/SLA (Science Leadership Academy). Read More

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