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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.

 

On August 18, 1920, women gained the Constitutional right to vote after a century-long fight for equal representation. This year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

The new postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, has been instituting widespread changes to the U.S.

One way to view President Donald Trump’s executive actions last week on COVID relief is that they represent unlawful overreach. But that would imply that while his actions are illegal, they are nevertheless effective — and therein lies the core problem. What our showman president signed last week was nothing more than smoke and mirrors. 

We highly recommend that everyone apply for a mail-in Ballot and VOTE, early. It is wiser for us to depend on our union brothers and sisters to deliver our ballots. Than to chance COVID and/or bureaucracy resulting in possible changes to polling places, the extra travel and the disenfranchising of members of our communities.

Mail-In Ballot applications are available online at https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/

"Kamala Harris has spent her career tackling some of the most critical issues facing working families. As CA’s attorney general, she held big banks accountable in the wake of the housing crisis, prosecuted employers for stealing our wages & advanced criminal justice reform.  As a U.S. senator, she has achieved a perfect AFL-CIO lifetime score, working to create a fairer process for forming a union and protecting our health care and retirement security.

In March, working families across the country started to scramble. Our homes were transformed into makeshift classrooms, summer camps and daycare centers as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and child care facilities.

The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO voted to endorse 189 candidates at the federal, state, and local levels.  Representing 700,000 workers and 51 affiliate unions across the Commonwealth, the State Federation believes that these endorsed candidates will protect workers’ safety and health, defend good jobs, and fight for economic justice.