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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.

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.

 

 

Voting in Pennsylvania and our role in this next election is so important it is regularly on the national news. On National Voter Registration Day here are some current updates on voting in Pennsylvania and what to look out for over the next few months.

 

We grieve, along with the entire United States, this evening upon news of the passing of workers’ equity advocate and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

Read more about her life here. 

This election year, America faces interlocking crises—a global health crisis, economic collapse, and systemic racism. Even as we live in fear of disease and economic ruin, we have had to watch the on-camera murders of unarmed Black people by officers who have sworn to protect and serve us. So many of us have stood outside nursing homes and hospitals as our loved ones died inside, alone. In response, we are struggling with despair and asking, Dare we hope for profound change in our public life?

Rev. William Barber, who heads the nonprofit Repairers of the Breach and the Poor People’s Campaign, joined Richard Trumka, president of the country’s largest federation of unions, at the church to announce a formal partnership to work for social, racial and economic justice. Trumka said the labor movement honors the bombing’s four young victims: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair. “But our debt to this community is greater than that,” he said.

Carla Insinga has been with AFSCME for over two decades and took up the reins as Director of District Council 90 in 2017, after working as the Education Director. She is also a Vice President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Committee. Carla’s experience in developing new and innovative ways to share information have led to some very inventive ways to engage members for the upcoming election.