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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
As we get closer to the 2014 elections, a lot of things are on our minds. Even though we're working harder and harder every year, our incomes have not kept up with the cost of living. We worry about setting aside enough for a secure retirement, health expenses and our children's educations. We need to elect leaders who care about working people and side with us, not just the wealthy and corporations. What issues will be on your mind as you head to the polls this election season? Text VOTE to 235246 and let us know. Read more >>>
Labor Day is coming soon and this year, like we do on every Labor Day, we will pause to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s workers. We will gather in communities to march in parades, host barbecues and celebrate all who make this country run. But we also should recognize that despite our sweat, our sacrifice and our innovation, too many families are struggling and unable to get by. Read more >>>
Throwing Bricks Through Glass Ceilings
In 1973, 21-year-old Barbara Moore became the first woman to enter the apprenticeship program of Bricklayers (BAC) Local 1 of Maryland. A couple of decades later, she served as both president of the former local and as Baltimore chapter chair of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC.
“A lot of people thought I wouldn’t make it this long,” Moore said at a ceremony honoring her 25 years of union membership in 1998. Read the full article>>>
Video Parody to the tune of "I'd like to teach the world to sing" with a message for the Koch Brothers...
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 >>>
8th Annual Tailgate Charity open
September 13, 2014
Oakview Golf Club
Slippery Rock, PA
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Shotgun Start at 9:00 a.m.
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PA AFL-CIO Endorsements for the 2014 General Election
We invite you to join us at our 4th Annual NWPA ALF Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 26th for a day of fun, food, and Solidarity. We have selected a new venue at one of the top 10 Public Golf Courses in the state of Pennsylvania and ordered good weather.
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
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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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