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Mercer Country Central Labor Council Officers
Mercer County Central Labor Council Officers are at your beckon call. Below is a list of our offcers:
Presdient Andrew Harkulich USW 1660
Vice Presdient Doug Robbins IBT 261
Financial Secretary Anna Rickert USW 5306 724~253~4842
Treasurer Todd Clary USW1016
Recording Secetary Bob Buckley IBT 261
Trustee Dominic Vadala USW~SOAR
Trustee Sam Shilling UBC 268
Trustee Frank Thompson USW 1660
Trustee Gerard Handley USW 5306
Trustee Mike Kalpich PSEA Sharpsville
Sergeant of Arms Dick Glavey USW 5306
Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income
Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.Read more >>>
The Beaver Lawrence Central Labor Council awards three $1000.00 scholarships every year, to graduating High School Seniors whose family has an affiliation with the AFL-CIO of PA.
The three scholarships are as follows; U.S.W. Local 1212 Scholarship, Don McNutt Scholarship and a Beaver Lawrence Central Labor Council Scholarship.
Scholarships for the 2015 school year will be mailed to local High Schools and affiliated local Unions in October of this year, and once again in January of 2015. The deadline has been set for March 28, 2015, with the winners to be notified by mail.
Applications will also be available at Beaver Lawrence Central Labor Council monthly meetings, which are held the third Monday at 7:30 p.m., at the I.B.E.W. Local 712 Labor Hall in Vanport, Pa. The applications are also available on line at htt://pa.aflcio.org/nwpaalfRead more >>>
Transport Workers (TWU) Local 527 provides support services for U.S. troops as they train and learn signal command at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Ga. TWU members do everything from issuing and repairing equipment and vehicles to making sure the well water is safe to drink and the facilities are heating and cooling properly. Read the full article>>>
History of Labor Day
It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>
When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>
The Northwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO has 10 Central Labor Councils (Beaver-Lawrence CLC, Butler CLC, Clearfield-Elk-Cameron-Jefferson CLC, Erie-Crawford CLC, Greater Westmoreland CLC, Indiana-Armstrong-Clarion CLC, McKean-Potter CLC, Mercer CLC, Venango CLC and Warren-Forest CLC) and hundreds of affiliated Local Unions within the 19 counties of its jurisdiction in Pennsylvania since 2006.
We have developed a brochure to help people better understand our functions and responsibilities. More information to follow...
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Mercer County Central Labor Council Meetings
The Mercer County Central Labor Council Meetings are where the leaders and activists in our region, meet, share ideas, issues and concerns as they network and plan actions in Solidarity. The members of the Executive Board extend a warm welcome to all.
Our meetings are:
The Central Labor Council is the grassroots level of the AFL-CIO (organized labor). When we work together we win. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
Mercer County Central Labor Council Web Site inow has two webmasters they are:
Presdient Andrew Harkulich
Financial Seretary Anne Rickert
One of our goals is to assist local affiliates, if your local has any announcements, events, issuses, or action that we can publish on this web site please let us know. Send infomation to firstname.lastname@example.org
We Need To Organize A New Generation of Workers
This information came from Don Siegel of IBEW, which he recently sent to his members, I have taken the liberty to edit it to be more inclusive to the entire labor movement.
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