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Today is the Deadline to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania. Take a moment to look now, be sure you are a registered voter, and that all your information is up to date and correct.

Thousands of Union Members across Pennsylvania have been working tirelessly to bring attention to great Labor candidates. County after county, from Allegheny to Reading, Montgomery to Lawrence.

Union sisters and brothers know better than anyone that we are stronger together. We all have our differences, but the tireless fight for workers is something we all have in common.

 

Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, on Thursday morning accused President Trump of breaking his promises to bring more manufacturing and infrastructure jobs to working Americans.

They were some of Mr. Trumka’s strongest comments to date — and a recognition that even labor leaders who were willing to give Mr. Trump a chance four years ago are no longer open to finding common ground.

Our USW local 1016

Union brothers and sisters

working at NLMK in Farrell Pa have been

on strike since August 22nd.

Our USW local 1016

Union brothers and sisters

working at NLMK in Farrell Pa have been

on strike since August 22nd.

The Beaver-Lawrence CLC is again the first to step up and lead the way! We sent out a plea for a show of support and Solidarity for the members of USW 1016 who are on strike at NLMK in Farrell, PA. and voila, they planned a 

Belonging to a union is not a panacea for all that plagues workers during a pandemic, as many hospital and other workers short on protective gear can attest. Still, being covered by a collective bargaining does increase the chances of having medical coverage and paid sick time — benefits that are particularly important during a public health crisis — a new study finds. Nearly all, or 94%, of workers covered by a union contract have access to employee-sponsored health benefits, compared to 68% of nonunion workers, according to recent research published by the Economic Policy Institute.

USW District 10 Director Bobby ‘Mac’ McAuliffe, has been active with the United Steelworkers of America his entire adult life. Serving in many roles with his union, he has been very involved with the partner unions of the PA AFL-CIO, Central Labor Councils, and is a Vice President of our State Federation.

 

In 1973, the United States Congress designated August 26th Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. This has become a day to celebrate all women have done making process towards equity while recognizing how far there is still to go.

 

Anne Kurtek has been a proud union member for over 40 years, starting her career with Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW), and has been organizing workers ever since. As of 2001, she has served as President of the Schuylkill County Central Labor Council (CLC) and is now a member of USW Local 719. Prior to that, she was the Recording Secretary for nearly a decade and a member of the Committee of Minority Affairs.