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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.

Labor Leader of the Week doesn’t quite describe this recognition.

Voting in Pennsylvania and our role in this next election is so important it is regularly on the national news.

The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO voted to endorse 189 candidates at the federal, state, and local levels.  Representing 700,000 workers and 51 affiliate unions across the Commonwealth, the State Federation believes that these endorsed candidates will protect workers’ safety and health, defend good jobs, and fight for economic justice.

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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 Warren-Forest CLC, 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.

Working people are bearing the brunt of this global pandemic and economic crisis. The physical toll, death, pain, and suffering that Oregon’s frontline and essential workers have experienced is unprecedented.

Coupled with the economic collapse that has exacerbated long-term inequities for low wage workers and BIPOC communities, workers are hurting and they need protections.