Northwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

 

The Northwest Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation is an AFL-CIO affilated organization that represents  10 Central Labor Councils with a combined memberships of  39,639 members of 212 unions in Pennsylvania.

The mission of the Northwest Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. To accomplish this mission, we work to:

·        Build a broad movement of Pennsylvania workers by helping workers join and form unions.

·        Support Pennsylvania workers as they bargain with employers to improve their living conditions and workplaces, as well as their communities, state and nation.

·        Strengthen the voice of Pennsylvania working families at all levels of government and in a changing global economy.

The Northwest Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation is a key part of the nation's largest and strongest labor federation—the AFL-CIO, which unites 10.5 million working women and men of every race and ethnicity and from every walk of life.

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For those of you joining us in Erie for the Labor Day Parade, below are pictures of placards we ordered to share with your members. please note they are printed on both sides. One side says, "WANT POWER? JOIN A UNION " in either English or Spanish. The other side has one of the 5 topics pictured. They are generously provided FREE from the AFL-CIO. Contact Rosann with the # you will need. 


If you are attending the Hermitage Labor Day Parade contact Andrew Harkulich, we had them delivered to him for that location.

For those of you joining us in Erie for the Labor Day Parade, below are pictures of placards we ordered to share with your members. please note they are printed on both sides. One side says, "WANT POWER? JOIN A UNION " in either English or Spanish. The other side has one of the 5 topics pictured. They are generously provided FREE from the AFL-CIO. Contact Rosann with the # you will need. 

On Wednesday, June 26th, we held our NWPA ALF Convention, a five-hour jam-packed event that started with a working lunch. Our volunteers helped to assure things run smoothly and we thank them all.

First, let us thank every applicant to all of our scholarships. We congratulate you for demonstrating how determined you are to obtain the necessary