Pennsylvania Democrats seek balance between environmental policy and loyalty to labor
Democratic leaders, however, caught between the competing interests of the environmental movement and building trade unions — both traditionally strong allies of the party — didn’t share the goal of putting sweeping climate and environment legislation up for votes.
Pennsylvania musician asks U.S. Supreme Court to decide if he has to pay union dues
A Lehigh Valley percussionist has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether government-funded nonprofit workers can opt out of union dues.
Pa. House environmental leader guts his own bill to manage crypto mining growth
The Democratic chairperson of the state House committee that vets environmental policy gutted his own bill on Monday, legislation that was designed to help the state get a regulatory grip on the energy-hungry cryptocurrency mining industry. Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) had previously called off a June 27 vote on his crypto mining bill and an […]
Sen. Fetterman walks picket line with striking UAW members in Bucks County
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman on Thursday joined striking members of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2177 on a picket line outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, the second U.S. Senator to visit the plant, and the second time Fetterman has joined UAW picketers since the strike began Sept. 15. “What you’re doing is […]
Opinion: It’s time to restore dignity to construction work
By Stephen Herzenberg The construction industry in the United States has a rich history, once known for providing quality jobs that were a pathway to the middle class to millions of workers. Over the past 50+ years, however, the quality of construction jobs here in Pennsylvania and across the country has significantly deteriorated, resulting in adverse effects for workers […]
Biden will travel to Michigan on Tuesday to support striking UAW workers
President Joe Biden will travel to Michigan next week in a historic show of support for striking Ford, GM and Stellantis UAW workers. “Tuesday, I’ll go to Michigan to join the picket line and stand in solidarity with the men and women of UAW as they fight for a fair share of the value they […]
UAW president, Biden push back against reported Trump visit with striking Michigan workers
Former President Donald Trump’s plans to skip the second GOP presidential candidate debate and head to Michigan to meet with striking autoworkers isn’t going over well with the United Auto Workers (UAW) top official. “Every fiber of our union is being poured into fighting the billionaire class and an economy that enriches people like Donald […]
UAW president sets new deadline for automakers, promising more strikes
Shawn Fain, president of the United Auto Workers union (UAW), on Monday night announced that more locations may be called to join the union’s strike on Friday. The UAW declared a historic strike against all three members of the Big Three automakers at midnight Thursday, after contracts expired with Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. Fetterman […]
Consumers face higher car prices, lower inventory with auto workers on strike
Economic experts and researchers say that the auto workers strike could have far-reaching economic consequences for businesses and consumers, depending on its duration. In addition to workers’ job losses, consumers could see higher prices for cars and depleted inventory. The United Auto Workers union, representing about 150,000 auto workers, walked off the job Sept. 15 […]
Fetterman joins striking UAW workers on picket line in Michigan
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman made the trip to Michigan on Saturday to walk the picket line with striking workers from the United Auto Workers, who walked off the job Friday. Fetterman said in a statement he was driving his “UAW-made Ford Bronco from Braddock, Pennsylvania to Wayne, Michigan” to show his support. “It’s time […]
Automakers’ record profits not shared with workers, Biden says as UAW strike launches
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden dispatched two senior administration officials to Detroit on Friday after the United Auto Workers union began a historic strike against the Big Three auto companies amid a contract dispute. “Over the past decade auto companies have seen record profits, including over the last few years because of the extraordinary skill […]
Strike! United Auto Workers declares historic strike against Detroit Three automakers.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) declared a strike at midnight Thursday after negotiations for a new contract failed with “Detroit Three” auto manufacturers: Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. This is the first time in the union’s history it has gone on strike against all three automakers. UAW President Shawn Fain told members at the picket […]