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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.
NWPA ALF Comedy Night
Thursday, April 30th
Jr’s Last Laugh
Show starts at 7:00PM
Tickets are $15.00 each . If you say you are from the union when purchasing your tickets, we receive $6.00 of for the scholarships.
Tickets are available now, call 814-461-0911, or go online at the http://jrslastlaugh.com/ or walk into Jr’s Last Laugh.
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Some 3,800 members of the United Steelworkers (USW) are on strike at nine refineries operated by Shell, Marathon, Tesoro and LyondellBasell after Shell, the lead company in the National Oil Bargaining talks, “refused to provide us with a counteroffer and left the bargaining table,” said USW President Leo W. Gerard. The strike at the nine facilities began Monday, and the remaining USW-represented refineries and oil facilities are operating under a rolling 24-hour contract extension. The USW represents 65 U.S. refineries and more than 230 refineries, oil terminals, pipelines and petrochemical facilities in the United States. Read more >>>
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal: In the State of the Union, President Obama forcefully advocated for working families and the bold actions we need to create an economy that truly works for all working people. His budget follows through with a number of proposals that would benefit American workers, such as repeal of harmful sequestration cuts, higher taxes on capital gains and a financial crisis fee on the largest financial institutions. These are all pieces to a robust program to raise wages.www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/ Read more >>>
Friends of the Feathered
As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA's) Work Boots on the Ground project, New Jersey union members built and painted 52 pheasant and 10 quail transport boxes to support the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, which raises and releases some 50,000 pheasants and 11,000 quail annually across the state. Read the full article>>>
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 >>>
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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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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