Please join us at two important upcoming at the Pump House, 880 E Waterfront Drive, Homestead, Pa 15120. We need the input of workers young and old, and environmental activists. We need a Blue-Green Alliance now, more than ever!

Saturday, August 22, 1:30 PM

Workers, the Environment and Organized Labor: Where Is There Common Ground?
Making a Living on a Living Planet: How to Build the Labor-Climate Movement

Featured Speaker: Joe Uehlein, the Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability, is the former secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO’s Industrial Union Department and former director of the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Campaigns. Joe spent over 30 years doing organizing, bargaining, and strategic campaign work in the labor movement. Joe also served on the United Nations commission on global warming from its inception in 1988 through the Kyoto Accords in 1997 until 2005. Joe is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and served as a senior strategic advisor to the Blue Green Alliance for five years. Joe is a current board member of the US Climate Action Network. In the early 1970’s he worked in an aluminum mill in Mechanicsburg, PA as a member of the United Steelworkers of America, and then on heavy and highway construction projects in Central Pennsylvania as a member of the Laborer’s International Union of North America. Joe is a musician, and a member of the American Federation of Musicians.


Thursday, August 27, 7:30 PM

The Power of One Voice: A 50 Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson stands as one of the most important voices of the 20th century. Her book Silent Spring revolutionized the way we see our relationship to the living Earth as our life support system. This film takes a 50-year perspective on the impact of her work and examines the continuing importance of her message today. Patti De Marco, former director of the Rachel Carson homestead, will lead a discussion of the film afterwards. How can we move from awareness to action as a lesson from Rachel Carson's example?

Featured Speaker: Patricia DeMarco, Ph. D. is a Visiting Researcher and Writer at Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Green Sciences. She holds a doctorate in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has spent a thirty -year career in energy and environmental policy and has served in both private and public sector positions, including Commissioner of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. She was the Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. The University of Pittsburgh Press will publish her book, titled “Pathways to Our Sustainable Future,” funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation in the spring of 2016.

About AFGE Local 1916

AFGE logoThe American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 U.S. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency are represented by AFGE. AFGE has been affiliated with the AFL-CIO ever since it’s founding in 1932.

AFGE Local 1916 represents the scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative employees at three co-located federal research laboratories:

All three laboratories are located on a 200 acre, historic research site in South Park, PA. Established in 1910, the site was formerly the U.S. Bureau of Mines Bruceton Experimental Station, dedicated to promoting mine safety in the U.S.

NETL conducts in-house and contract research covering every aspect of the environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, from extracting and transporting to final conversion to electricity, chemicals and other end-use products. OMSHR conducts research on improving the safety and health of the nation’s mineworkers. NPPTL conducts research on respirators and other personal protective technologies for workers.

The hard working employees of Local 1916 are dedicated to making America's energy sources secure and environmentally sound for future generations, and to improving the safety and health of the nation’s workers.

Contact Information

Telephone: 412-386-4530
FAX: 412-386-4170
Postal address: P.O.Box 231, South Park, PA, 15129
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