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It is the right of every registered voter to cast their vote, whether you choose to vote by mail or in person.

Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.

If you have not completed and returned your ballot yet you still have many options to cast your vote.

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.

 

 

Labor Leader of the Week doesn’t quite describe this recognition. It is more like Labor Leader of the Ages. Throughout his formidable life, Father John ‘Jack’ O’Malley lived committed to God as a spiritual and labor leader working towards equity for all people.