Monday, September 2nd was Labor Day, and the holiday brought unions across the State out for parades, picnics, breakfasts and other events! The State AFL-CIO website features a gallery of several of these events.
Saturday, September 7th, marked the beginning of "Pennsylvania Wants To Work Week", expect reports of events to appear in a future article.
Wednesday brings us to "Patriot's Day", where we remember those who were lost during the attacks of 9-11. Please remember that many of those who died in the World Trade Center were union employees, and that union labor played a role in the building of the new tower.
Looking later in the month, September 24th brings a "Putting Central Pennsylvania to Work" job fair to the Colonial Park Mall in Harrisburg, PA. On September 26, at the downtown campus of the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, an "Experience Harrisburg" job fair is planned.
The General Assembly is slated to resume it's business on September 23. Much of the legislation that labor and it's allies were able to slow or block will be up for debate; Lottery and Liquor Privatization, Pension Reform and payday loans among them. The potential exists for some sort of "Right to Work" legislation to be introduced.