Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 

The Blair Bedford Labor Council was not able to conduct the NALC food drive this year which normally nets us 27 tons of food that we distribute to five area food banks.

THE BLAIR BEDFORD CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL CONDUCTED OUR FIRST FACE TO FACE MEETING LAST EVENING WITH FIFTEEN DELEGATES IN ATTENDANCE.

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This letter to the editor is written with much thought towards the excellent employees of the city of Altoona. Our Police, Fire, and Public works employees  whom give their all every working day of the year.

THE CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL OF BLAIR AND BEDFORD COUNTIES MET VIRTUALLY ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2020 AT 6 PM. THE ROLL CALL WAS TAKEN AND 13 MEMBERS WERE IN ATTENDANCE ON THE VERIZON CONFERENCE CALL . THE FINANCE REPORT WAS READ AND APPROVED ALONG WITH THE BILLS FOR NOVEMBER, ALL WERE APPROVED AS READ. JEFF WILLS GAVE A REPORT ON THE CONTRACT  NEGOTIATIONS AT USW 6521 LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NOT GOING VERY WELL SO FAR.

Trece Andrews spent the last three months phone-banking and sometimes canvassing for Joe Biden in Michigan. The nursing home worker focused her efforts on Detroit residents and fellow members of the Service Employees International Union, telling them a Biden administration would protect their health care and do more to raise their wages.

Democrat Joe Biden gained more of the vote from members of the AFL-CIO than Hillary Clinton did four years ago, its president said, crediting laborers for the party’s wins in key states.

"Simply put, we got out the vote," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters Thursday. "In Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden's firewall was union made. And the labor movement is expanding the map--look at Arizona, look at Georgia."