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Nov 06, 2019, 10:16 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Celebrates Electoral Victory with Statewide and Local Wins

All elections matter. While so many pundits and papers focus on the 2020 election cycle, thousands of local and statewide officials were elected to...


Sep 12, 2019, 18:57 ET Pennsylvania Workers and Their Unions Call For Action on Worker Safety and Health

This week, workers and their unions are asking for action in the General Assembly on House Bill 1082 and Senate Bill 464. More than 577,000...


Sep 12, 2019, 18:53 ET Central Pennsylvania Workers and Their Unions Call For Action on Worker Safety and Health

This week, workers and their unions are asking for action in the General Assembly on House Bill 1082 and Senate Bill 464. More than 577,000...


Aug 13, 2019, 10:52 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls for Action on Bruce Mansfield Power Plant as President Trump Visits Monaca

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the state federation of labor unions representing 700,000 working men and women, President Rick Bloomingdale and...


Jul 02, 2019, 14:47 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls to Preserve Jobs at PES Refinery

On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery was damaged after an explosion in one of the facility's units; because of...


Jun 27, 2019, 15:47 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorses Amanda Green Hawkins and Judge Dan McCaffrey for PA Superior Court

The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, representing more than 700,000 members and 45 affiliated unions across the Commonwealth, voted to...


May 16, 2019, 17:20 ET Legislation Paves the Way for Thousands of Pennsylvania Jobs, Says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Today Senator John Yudichak and Representative Aaron Kaufer held a press conference on legislation, which incentivizes methanol production and will...


May 08, 2019, 14:07 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Mourns Loss of Union Brother and ATU President Larry Hanley

Today, the American Labor Movement mourns the passing of our union brother and International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Lawrence J....


May 08, 2019, 13:57 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Disappointed With the Closure of Three Mile Island

Today, Exelon Generation announced the Closure of Three Mile Island on September 30, 2019. On behalf of the more than 700,000 union members in...


May 06, 2019, 15:28 ET Union Members Rally To Save Union Jobs in PA Nuclear Plants

Today hundreds of union members came together to save nuclear jobs at a rally coordinated by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the Pennsylvania Building and...


Apr 02, 2019, 22:23 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Congratulates Pam Iovino on Her Victory in the 37th State Senate District

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, on behalf of the 700,000 union members...


Jan 30, 2019, 16:36 ET Governor Tom Wolf's Minimum Wage Proposal, A Much-Needed Raise for Pennsylvanians, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced his proposal to raise wages for working Pennsylvanians. Starting July 1, 2019, this proposal would raise...


Jan 22, 2019, 17:46 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Mourns the Loss of Civil Rights Activist and Former Senator Harris Wofford

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the vice presidents of our Executive Council send our condolences and prayers to the family of Harris...


Dec 01, 2018, 16:35 ET The Passing of IBEW International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill, PA AFL-CIO Comments

The American Labor Movement has lost a great leader today with the passing of Edwin D. Hill, President Emeritus of the International Brotherhood of...


Nov 08, 2018, 09:25 ET Historic Congressional Win For Pennsylvania Workers, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pennsylvania has continued its sweep of worker gains for this 2018 election cycle. After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's redistricting decision...


Nov 06, 2018, 21:02 ET Mid-Term Elections Prove Win For Pennsylvania Workers, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

After a stunning, 'against-all-odds' election win in March with the first election of Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania union movement has stayed the...


Oct 29, 2018, 18:05 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Rejection of Turzai v. Brandt

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, have issued the following statements on...


Oct 27, 2018, 14:35 ET Tragedy Has Come To Western Pennsylvania, PA AFL-CIO Responds

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, on behalf of our 60 Vice-Presidents and...


Sep 05, 2018, 15:57 ET Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee Excludes Workers from Discussion on Overtime Pay, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the House Labor and Industry Committee chaired by Representative Rob Kauffman, stacked the deck against the working...


Aug 23, 2018, 10:21 ET Scott Wagner Makes the Case for a Union at Penn Waste, Says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Income inequality is an assault on Pennsylvania's workers, perpetrated by Scott Wagner and other corporate thugs. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is not...


Aug 16, 2018, 10:29 ET Thousands of Union Members From Building Trades, Public, and Private Sectors Joined Together in Philadelphia in Protest of Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

On Wednesday, August 15th, thousands of union members from across the Labor Movement joined together in Philadelphia to mount the largest protest of...


Jun 27, 2018, 11:06 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Will Not Be Deterred By Janus Decision

With today's 5-4 decision from the United States Supreme Court regarding Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31, the justices have flouted more than four...


Jun 20, 2018, 04:55 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements in the 2018 General Election

The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convened on June 14th to issue endorsements ahead of November's General Election. To secure the...


May 31, 2018, 03:29 ET Officers of Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Comment on Scott Wagner's Resignation

Yesterday, May 30th, Senator Scott Wagner abruptly announced his resignation from the state senate. Shocking news as the trash-talking trash...


Apr 27, 2018, 04:31 ET Governor Tom Wolf Vetoes Dangerous Attack on Workers' Compensation, Says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

oday Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 936, which would institute a drug formulary for workers' compensation. The officers of the...