During the week of the 16th, State AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder gathered at the Capitol Media Center to join with religious, legal, community and other organizations to demand an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 and hour and index it to inflation. Members of the State Legislature; including Harrisburg, PA rep Patty Kim were also in attendance. More information on the Raise The Wage coalition and their Facebook page are available.
Tuesday, March 25, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania hold their Spring conference. According to the State AFL-CIO, one of the resolutions recommended for approval is a resolution in support of the ill-named "Paycheck Protection" law. The State AFL-CIO urges concerned citizens to take action and urge their Commissioner to vote against the resolution. House Bill 1507, the "Paycheck Protection" act itself, still has not moved in the State Government Committee.
On Thursday, March 20, a memorial service was held for Andrew "Lefty" Palm. The retired United Steelworkers District Director and International Vice President passed away February 21st.
The State AFL-CIO Convention draws closer and closer. The latest information can be found here.