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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.

 

DACA

 

Since announcing his run for office, Donald Trump has made it clear that he has an issue with people immigrating to the United States from Mexico and South America.

 

In rhetoric that has consistently been highly inflammatory and xenophobic, he paints people seeking asylum as criminals. That includes berating and mistreating youth brought to this country. Along with this divisive language has come divisive policy, like trying to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

 

Growing up in a household that regularly discussed the rights of workers, Maryland State and District of Columbia President Donna Edwards has always had a strong interest in legislation and political action. Being a trailblazer for women just came with the territory.

 

 

We are truly all in this together. We work collectively, we bargain collectively, and we vote collectively for a reason. We are stronger as a union. It is each individual member that makes up our unions and we want to encourage all our sisters and brothers to make their voice heard in this historic election while also being sure they stay safe.

 

 

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

 

The legislation called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is something that sounds too good to be true. Guess what? It is.

 

Millions Excluded from Paid Leave During Pandemic

 

In the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) the Department of Labor under the Trump Administration issued a temporary exemption on the availability of paid leave to some employers. This included 9 million healthcare workers, businesses with under 50 employees, and 4.4 million first responders.

 

Outstanding union-endorsed candidates Eugene DePasquale, Brittney Rodas, Patty Smith, Shana Danielson, and, of course, Joe Biden, stood together with union members across the commonwealth at voter registration drives and rallies this week in Pennsylvania.
Labor Council Presidents from Chester, Delaware, Harrisburg, Reading, Berks, Westmoreland, and York Counties led the way! 

Waiving Rights to Collective Claims

 

The Trump Administration has worked relentlessly to try and divide workers as they take up lawsuit after lawsuit against working people. For example, the brief that the Trump Justice Department filed that would make it legal to require workers to waive their rights in class or collective claims. Under previous administrations, this practice was seen to violate workers’ rights.

 

Reducing Accessibility to Healthcare