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Teachers at Los Angeles schools, including a few charter schools, began striking on Monday January 14th.

United Way, one of the AFL-CIO's national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people find local resources they may be eligible for.

Join Young Organized Philly, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO's young workers committee, for a membership drive event!

The House of Representatives passed reasonable, commonsense legislation to reopen and fund the government. But Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans refuse to bring it up for a vote.

Every day the federal government stays closed, hundreds of thousands of dedicated public employees go without pay.

That means 800,000 federal workers are in limbo, out of work or furloughed without a paycheck.

The North Philadelphia Health System Department of Behavioral medicine is seeking Counselors at all levels (Assistant, I, III, III) with thorough knowledge of principles and practices of counseling techniques as they apply to drug and/or alcohol abuse, physical behavioral and emotional characteristics and manifestations of drug and alcohol dependency and individual and group behavior.

These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement through our affiliate Service Employees International Union Local 668.

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are hiring a Labor Liaison.

The Labor Liaison is responsible for facilitating and managing a positive collaborative relationship between United Way and the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and any/all union partnerships.  The liaison supports activities, community relationships, fundraising, and outreach programs that reflect the shared priorities of these organizations.

Workers at Somerton Center and Garden Spring Center have provided quality care for seniors in North Philly for decades, while earning a good wage and affordable health care for their own families.

Now the two nursing homes have been bought by Vita, a new company that has cut some workers' pay by up to $11,000 a year, and is refusing to participate in union funds that ensured caregivers have quality, affordable health care, and training and education opportunities.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding was named a Roving Ambassador for Peace by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council.

Eight hundred thousand workers. That is the number of government employees and contractors impacted by President Trump’s shutdown of the federal government. The average take home pay of impacted workers is around $500 per week, and any financial uncertainty is sure to cause stress and anxiety over how to make ends meet. Each day of this manufactured crisis, working families lose money for housing, healthcare and groceries — the essentials we need to get by.

Furloughed federal employees and out-of-work contractors greeted one another Thursday with a sarcastic nickname that, on the 20th day of a partial government shutdown, captured their feeling of powerlessness: “Hello, fellow pawns.”

They shouted it to one another over the brutal wind and bitter cold on Thursday in downtown Washington, where hundreds gathered to demand government leaders put an end to the shutdown and allow them to get back to work.

Our friends at SEIU Healthcare PA are in the midst of a battle to maintain their nursing home workers' pay and benefits and prevent them from being slashed by the nursing homes' new owner, Vita Healthcare. Here is their message:

Workers at Somerton Center and Garden Spring Center nursing homes have dedicated their lives to caring for their residents. Now, new owner Vita Healthcare Group is slashing their wages and making healthcare unaffordable for their families.