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Local Unions and Businesses Help Vets Get to Work

Local Unions and Businesses Help Vets Get to Work

by Carmen Del Raval When Evan M. Wilson was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 2013, the native of Pennsauken, N.J. thought he had the world at his fingertips, thanks to his experience as an aircraft logistics specialist. But the transition to civilian life proved complicated. In his mid-20s, with a young son to […]

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Carpenters Rally for Clinton

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AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade

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Unions Are the Path to Well-Paying Jobs

by Richard Bloomingdale Any job can be a well-paying job if it’s a union job! That lesson has been lost to many Americans deceived by decades of attacks from well-funded corporate interests and their political allies. Politicians like to talk about jobs, good-paying, middle-class jobs that can sustain American families. Have these jobs always existed? […]

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LABOR DAY: What America’s Workers Have Built

by Patrick J Eiding President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO I’ve been a union member since 1963. For many years I worked on construction sites as a member of Local 14 of the International Association of the Heat & Frost Insulators. Though I put away the tools of the trade years ago, I’ll always feel pride when […]

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Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 Hosted DNC Delegates Among 1,500 Guests

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Sam Staten, Sr. Honored

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CITY HALL SAM: Police Chief Ramsey Leaves Big Shoes To Fill

Philadelphia has a number of tough crime and public=safety issues. But the steady and smart leadership from Police COMMISSIONER CHARLES RAMSEY have all Philadelphians confident that the tough issues could be handled. That is why CHS joins many Philadelphians in wishing Commissioner Ramsey best wishes on his retirement. Ramsey was an innovative leader who implemented […]

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Ed Nesmith Built Huge Minority Construction Company  Against Odds, Working With All Unions Along The Way

by Cassie Hepler Ed Nesmith is a grassroots kid who never abandoned South Philadelphia. Born and raised at 4th & Federal Streets, Nesmith had a rough childhood. In 1968, his father, a committeeman, was killed right across the street from where Nesmith built his business. No matter who is endorsed by the Democratic Party leadership, […]

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Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust Golf Classic

Organized labor making a difference in the community at the 16th Annual Charity Golf Classic. Honoree Patrick B. Gillespie, Business Manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO and founder Samuel Staten, Sr., Retired Business Manager of the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity, came together at Spring […]

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