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The NWPA ALF and Paul Pelc from USW 1917are working collaboratively with Reverend Gary Manning on his dream of getting a sign honoring Martin Luther King Jr., completed and placed in front of the S

Karima Howard has been a member of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 for 21 years. Born in Aliquippa, she is a union steel mill baby.

Members of Organized Labor in Northwestern Pennsylvania are lucky to have so many opportunities for their members, dependents, and grandchildren in some cases to obtain funding through a variety of educational Scholarships available to them if they meet the eligibility for them. Applicants can apply for as many of the scholarships if they meet the eligibility requirements. Links to applications for them are below ( please review the eligibility requirements before completing them):

On Wednesday, January 12, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO hosted their first Labor 2022 retreat of the new year in Hershey, PA.  The meeting convened affiliate union leaders from across the Commonwealth to discuss the strategy for the 2022 campaign cycle.  

 

"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

(Harrisburg, PA) – Today, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Executive Council, on behalf of nearly 700,000 union workers across the Commonwealth, unanimously endorsed Attorney General Josh Shapiro for Governor.  

President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder made the following statements:

On Saturday, December 18th, the NWPA ALF hosted a Christmas Party for the members of Ironworkers 851 who were on strike at Erie Strayer; it was made possible with the assistance of more than 70 Unions/union organizations, numerous members, businesses, and volunteers. We had an ANGEL WALL with an angel for each of them, acknowledging their support and creating a visual image for all present, especially the members, so they could appreciate the vast amount of Solidarity that made the event possible. The members of Ironworkers 851 and the NWPA ALF thank everyone who made this possible!

Communications Workers of America union member and longtime trade unionist Richard Womack was sworn in as a member of the Delaware County Council on January 3, 2022.  He has worked at the National AFL-CIO for twenty-four years and recently served as assistant to President Richard Trumka on Civil Rights and Community & Religious Affairs.  Brother Womack has a long history of public service.  He has served on the Darby Township Board of Commissioners for 12 years (2009-2021), holding leadership positions of Vice President and President for eight years.  He also spent seven years as the to

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement on the one year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection: 

here weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which working people scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a union contract with the United Mine Workers, and the company demanded cuts to miners’ health benefits.