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The Butler County Central Labor Council is an AFL-CIO affiliated organization that represents 3,470 members of 41 affiliated local unions in Butler County Pennsylvania.
A new report from researchers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finds that not only is rising inequality a drag on economic growth, but that policies designed to lessen inequality through a moderate level of redistribution do not slow growth. While the report is clear in stating it isn't the official opinion or policy of the IMF, researchers Jonathan D. Ostry, Andrew Berg and Charalambos G. Tsangarides make a compelling case that austerity policies are bad for economic growth and that it isn't just morally sound to reduce income inequality, it's the economically wise choice, too. While countries have pursued policies focused heavily on deficit reduction and lower government spending, the new report suggests those legislative priorities may be the wrong approach to economic growth, joining a growing chorus of evidence from economic analysts that is pushing for a move away from austerity. Read more >>>
The economy added 175,000 jobs in February—62,000 more than the January job gain but still far below what is needed for recovery—and the nation’s unemployment rate was nearly unchanged at 6.7%, compared with January’s 6.6%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of long-term unemployed people (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) rose by 203,000, increasing the number of long-term jobless workers to 3.8 million. Read more >>>
The Northwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation and two of our Central Labor Councils offer scholarships which your members can apply for if they meet the eligibility requirements. Read more >>>
Last year, Denise Imundo’s husband had surgery on his neck that forced him out of the job market. He went four months without work, and although he was eligible to receive disability payments, they only covered one-third of his salary. And when the holidays approached, finances were getting tight.
But instead of racking up debt, the couple’s Union Plus Credit Card offers special assistance for eligible cardholders. 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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We are proud to announce the availability of our Scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The NWPA ALF will again be offering 3 scholarships: The NWPA ALF Scholarship, The David A. Bielski educational Scholarship, and the Dr. David Ferster Educational Scholarship.
We are asking our union leaders to assist in outreach to eligible applicants. To learn more about the various scholarships click the link below...Read more >>>
Labor volunteers from Butler County have, once again, made our Month of Caring projects a complete success. Through their tireless commintment to our community, several outdoor projects were finished during May 2012. Read more >>>
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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