Venango-Clarion Chapter Labor Council, AFL-CIO

We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local levels. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin. 

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The HEROES Act has been sitting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk for months, but now he wants to ram through a Supreme Court nomination. Tell your senators we need COVID-19 relief, not a Supreme Court power grab.

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Recent News

Denying Unemployment Insurance for those at Unsafe Jos

 

The Trump Administration Department of Labor allowed states to deny unemployment insurance benefits to workers that refused to return to unsafe jobs during the pandemic.

 

 

Decreased Workplace Safety

Amid a pandemic the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, under the Trump Administration has been widely criticized for its treatment of workers. 

 

 

Workers Have Been Denied Bargaining Power

 

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, allows information on how to join a union to be freely distributed, it eliminates the ability for workers to be fired for trying to organize, and it provides protections for workers that would otherwise be on their own in an emergency. The current Presidential Administration has released a statement vowing they would veto the PRO Act after the bill passed in the House of Representatives.

 

Covering Up Workplace Injuries

 Joe Biden has said OSHA is not doing enough to protect workers. He is right

During previous administrations, OSHA has provided transparent and accurate information about workplace injuries. The Trump Administration has repealed the rules that demand businesses share this information.