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‘These are issues that affect our families’: Pa. Dems call on Congress to pass infrastructure bill

BY: - August 26, 2021

Pa. is set to receive $11.3B for highway construction programs and $1.6B for badly needed bridge repairs and replacements

COMMENTARY

Congress needs to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act. This is why | Opinion

BY: - March 12, 2021

We call on all of our U.S. senators and representatives to protect the right to organize by voting union YES on the PRO Act. 

COMMENTARY

We shouldn’t have to choose between a clean environment and more jobs. We can have both | Opinion

BY: - September 1, 2020

We need real dialogue that understands energy jobs and environmental concerns are not mutually exclusive. It's not an either/or proposition.

COMMENTARY

We need PPE now. And unions will help deliver it | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2020

Access to health care and testing is workplace safety. And access to personal protective equipment is a workers’ rights issue.

Top Pa. labor leader expresses disappointment with proposed Wolf minimum wage deal

BY: - November 16, 2019

One of the state’s top labor leaders said Friday that Gov. Tom Wolf was tentatively moving to gradually increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by June 2021. Rick Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO which represents 700,000 union workers, told the Capital-Star that he had reviewed draft language that would increase the wage […]