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PennDOT worker, AFSCME member loses life on the job

February 20, 2018

PennDOT worker, AFSCME member loses life on the job

On Saturday, February 17, Robert Gensimore, 45, of Spruce Creek, Pa., lost his life on the job “while trying to keep other people safe,” as described by the Centre Daily Times. Gensimore...

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January 26, 2018

Working People’s Day of Action: Philadelphia

On Saturday, February 24, cities all across America will host the Working People’s Days of Action, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a rally taking place in Thomas Paine Plaza from 10 a.m. to...

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January 18, 2018

Cedar Haven workers fill Lebanon County Commissioners meeting

As they approach three months on strike, 60 members of AFSCME Local 2732 (Cedar Haven) filled a Lebanon County Commissioners meeting to deliver more than 1,250 cards signed by residents of the...

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January 8, 2018

Honor fallen sanitation workers with moment of silence on February 1

As part of I AM 2018, public service workers, union members and human beings everywhere are being asked to observe a moment of silence on February 1, 2018, to honor Echol Cole...

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December 13, 2017

Senate Bill 166 defeated in PA House

Senate Bill 166, a “Paycheck Protection” bill, was defeated in a Tuesday evening vote by 102-90 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. More accurately described as Paycheck Deception, this type of policy...

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December 7, 2017

Trump administration sides against unions in major Supreme Court case

The Office of the Solicitor General, under the jurisdiction of President Donald Trump, submitted a brief in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case on Wednesday, siding against public employee unions. The...

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December 7, 2017

Update on “Paycheck Protection” bill

Senate Bill 166, a “Paycheck Protection” bill, was advanced by the House of Representatives on Tuesday for a final vote, but that vote has not happened yet. It is expected that SB...

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December 4, 2017

Executive Director David Fillman testifies to PA House committee on public employee OSHA

On Monday, December 4, AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman testified to the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee in favor of House Bill 1082, which aims to extend Occupational Safety...

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November 17, 2017

Cedar Haven nurses stand strong after four weeks on strike

Sisters and brothers of labor from all over Pennsylvania gathered in front of Cedar Haven Healthcare Center in Lebanon, Pa., on Friday, November 17, to show their solidarity with the striking members...

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October 27, 2017

AFSCME Local 2732 rallies after one week on strike

Noon on Friday, October 27, marked one week since members of AFSCME Local 2732 walked out of Cedar Haven Healthcare Center in Lebanon, Pa., to go on strike to demand a fair...