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Public Sector OSHA

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Governor Wolf’s Pro-Worker Package

(HARRISBURG, PA) Across the Commonwealth and the country, working people are rising up to demand better treatment and fair employment.  Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a package that recognizes workers’ rights on the job.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO issued the following statements: “We are interested in the Governor’s announcement today.  Read More

Public Sector OSHA Hearing Demonstrates Urgent Need For Change

This week, the Senate Democrat Policy Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 310, Senator Tartaglione’s public sector OSHA legislation. Several union leaders submitted testimony at the hearing in favor of the legislation. Additionally, opponents from the County Commissioners Association of PA and the Pennsylvania School Board Association opened up their remarks with their reasoning why money is more important than human life and safety on the job. Read More

Workplace Tragedy Makes Clear the Need for Public Sector OSHA Now

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, a West Berks Water Authority worker, Cody Gipprich, was tragically killed on the job in Wyomissing. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “Our thoughts go out to the family of Cody Gipprich, who was killed today at the West Berks Water Authority.  The Read More