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. 

First, let us thank every student who applied for our scholarships and all of our judges who reviewed the essays and helped determine our winners.

The path to the presidency runs through the labor movement.

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Working people are desperate for our leaders to put partisanship aside and do what is right for our health, our economy and our country. Tell your Senator to support the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) and provide the relief working families need.

The labor movement is working nonstop to ensure workers devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic receive the protections and support needed during this challenging time. Get involved and make sure the needs of working people are heard.

Recent News

Everyone needs to be counted for the Census! The numbers derived from the census directly affect how much funding we receive for the various programs and services that impact our lives( education, infrastructure, safety, and so much more).  If you have not been counted: there are three ways to complete the Census; by phone, online, and by mail. There is no risk to your health and the result is a great benefit for future funding in our region. If you have not completed the Census, please do it today!

The following Locals are currently affiliated with the Venango-Clarion Chapter, where available we have included the links to the website of the affiliate and in the event, we could not find a website but found that they had a Facebook page we included that link for your convenience.

In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a piece of legislation that would provide much-needed solutions to our current economic and public safety crisis. Unfortunately, its path forward has been uncertain. There has been no debate on the bill in the Senate, and Mitch McConnell even sent the Senate on vacation without hearing it.

More than three years after taking office, the administration has never filled the job running the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is charged with enforcing workplace safety laws. The $560 million-a-year agency, whose estimated 2,000 inspectors performed 32,020 on-site inspections in 2018, spent months not doing any in-person inspections related to coronavirus, other than in hospitals, said Rebecca Reindel, director of occupational safety and health for the AFL-CIO.