Seven Mountains AFL-CIO hails passage of landmark responsible contractor ordinance
On behalf of Seven Mountains Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Connor Lewis (TNG-CWA Local 32035) and Executive Vice President Denelle Korin (SEIU Healthcare PA) issued the following release regarding passage of Centre County’s proposed responsible contractor ordinance:
“This is a victory for Centre County taxpayers and working families,” said Lewis. “Centre County has voted to join dozens of counties and municipalities across Pennsylvania that set clear, responsible standards for worker safety and job quality on large, public capital projects.”
“Responsible contracting is the law of the land in counties, townships, and municipalities across Pennsylvania, and Centre County voted ‘yes’ to join them and empower government to secure value for taxpayers.”
Labor Council Executive Vice President Denelle Korin shared praise for the Commissioners who voted in favor.
“Commissioners Higgins and Concepcion took concrete action to move Centre County forward,” said Korin. “We thank them, alongside Centre County residents, for voting yes for progress and yes for working families.”
“It’s non-negotiable that workers should be paid their appropriate wage on the job, and go home safe at the end of the day,” according to Korin. “Centre County has sent a clear message that when workers are on a Centre County job site, their legal rights will be protected.”
Seven Mountains Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is one of thirty Central Labor Councils in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It serves as the local voice of the AFL-CIO and 16,000 members of union households in Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.