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The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which takes place every year on the second Saturday in May, is taking place this year on Saturday

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MAYOR KENNEY ENDORSED BY THE PHILADELPHIA COUNCIL AFL-CIO

CONTACT DANNY BAUDER 215-279-4337

On Monday, September 3rd 2018, thousands of union families gathered on the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia to celebrate solidarity, community, and the power of working people.

The morning kicked off with a pre-parade rally at the Sheet Metal Local 19 union hall. We were honored to be joined by speakers who included Pennsylvania's Governor, Tom Wolf, and Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, as well as Philadelphia's own Mayor, Jim Kenney, and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.

Union members volunteering at the Seafarers union hall get ready to knock on doors in South Philly

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH -- ALL HANDS ON DECK TO GET OUT THE UNION VOTE

As Labor Day approached, the movement that created the holiday flexed its muscle in Seattle, where the landscape has been transformed in the last few years by labor-backed measures protecting and compensating people like in few other places across the country.

President Donald Trump has presented himself as a champion of the American worker and vowed to restore factory jobs.

For generations America’s promise has been that opportunity to create a better life for your family awaits if you work hard and play by the rules. But this Labor Day, that promise is more out of reach than ever for an increasing number of people.

It's 1929, and workers in the Loray Mill in Gastonia have unanimously decided to strike after work conditions in the mill have gotten worse over time, thanks to management's efforts to reduce operating costs.

Wanting livable wages, better hours, union recognition and to rid the mill of the stretch-out system that was crushing their ability to effectively complete their jobs, 1,800 workers walked out on their jobs on April 1.

President Donald Trump heads into a midterm referendum on his presidency showing no real progress on a core promise: to raise the wages of America’s “forgotten man and woman.”

Once the impact of inflation is included, ordinary Americans’ hourly earnings are lower than they were a year ago.