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Over 31,000 members of the UFCW who work at over 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have gone on strike after the company proposed completely unr

On Wednesday, April 17th, the Philadelphia Commission for Women will have a Town Hall regarding Dignity for Domestic Workers.

On Wednesday, April 17th, join the International Labour Organization (ILO) for a panel discussion entitled "In Conditions of Freedom and Dignity: Decent Work for Tomorrow's Workers." This event fol


Margaret A. Browning

The Peggy Browning Fund is a nonprofit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, prominent labor attorney and member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Tomorrow, 2/8, Governor Wolf will be holding a rally to raise the minimum wage in PA! This will be the Governor’s first public event on the minimum wage since announcing his proposal last week and including it in his proposed budget on Tuesday.

When: Friday 2/8, 2:15pm
Where: Frankford Transportation Center, 5223 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia

See you there!

Teachers at Los Angeles schools, including a few charter schools, began striking on Monday January 14th. The community is turning out in full force in support, and the teachers won't stand down until an agreement is reached.

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. The number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2-1-1 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services to eligible individuals, including:

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

Click here for the flyer. Please share with your young members, aged 45 and under!

WHEN: February 9, 2019, 2PM-6PM

WHERE: Haute Restaurant, 1420 Locust St.

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.

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.