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The safest way to vote this year is to vote by mail. During the Civil War Americans used the mail to vote, and the post office has been essential to our democracy ever since. 

Ryan Boyer grew up in a strong Union household and remembers playing in union halls as a child.

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.

The Trump administration cut public-sector organizing.

 

Today hundreds of members across the commonwealth worked for our endorsed candidates in Beaver, Erie, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and York Labor Councils rockin’ the vote!

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"Bad things happen in Philadelphia. Bad things." - Donald Trump.

Philadelphia voters, take those words to the polls!

Nicole Sewak takes great pride in her Union roots. "All I have known my entire life is fighting for Union Rights." Growing up in Pennsylvania, Nicole's father worked as a miner and was a member of the United Mine Workers. For 27 years Nicole worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and while she retired in 2018, she remains a dues-paying member of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3951.

 

 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a strong warning to Donald Trump Friday that the nation’s workers are ready to stop any attempt by the administration to trash the U.S. constitution.

He was reacting to announcements by Trump that he considers the mail-in voting process unacceptable and that he will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election. Trump has said, essentially, that only an election he wins would be one he would recognize.

Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) at a steel factory in Columbus, Ohio, had hope when the Trump administration promised to protect their jobs. Fred Silvia, president of USW Local 9309, said: “Initially, we felt the tariffs were going to help us. Unfortunately, there was still steel coming in from overseas and our business just started dropping off.” Production at the steel factory where USW members worked was indefinitely halted in June. “The tariffs were a short-term fix to a long-term problem that we still currently have today.

Given the multiple crises facing American this year, 2020 has felt like “an absolute gut punch.” But organized labor was meant for difficult times like these, and by joining together with each other to weather these crises and tackle the problems that caused them, we will win.

The current Presidential Administration wants to limit our right to organize and limit worker protections. They will try and fool the public into believing there is freedom in non-union work. This pandemic has exposed that lie.