PA Labor and Union Report, 9-21

Priest Honored for Service To Labor

During a kickoff breakfast at the Plumbers Local 27 hall in Coraopolis, PA. Father Jack O'Malley was honored for his fifty years of service to the labor community of Pennsylvania.

The award was presented by Jack Shea, the President of the Allegheny County Labor Council, and State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Synder.

Urge Assembly to Pass a Budget

Today, September 21, the State General Assembly returns to session.

Among the potential pieces of legislation may be House Bill 874, this legislation would allow workers to be charged as criminals for engaging in organizing activities.

A second issue sure to come up for debate is the State Budget. For now, the Republican-controlled General Assembly has passed stopgap budget measures, while they advance an agenda of pension privatization and tax breaks for natural gas drillers.

A final piece of legislation that is in committee is a proposal to raise the minumum wage to 10.10 per hour.

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