Federal Legislation Would Benefit Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

(Pennsylvania Business Report, 2/14/24) U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Bipartisan Building Trades Caucus co-chairmen, recently introduced the bipartisan Pre-Apprenticeships To Hardhats...

FirstEnergy Scraps 2030 Goal in Rare Embrace of Coal

(Bloomberg, 2/9/24) FirstEnergy Corp. abandoned its 2030 target for slashing greenhouse-gas emissions because coal plants can’t be replaced in time, marking a major about-face in...

EPA Releases Punishing New Air Standard

(National Association of Manufacturers, 2/8/24) In a move that could have a significant negative impact on manufacturing in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency on...

Pittsburgh Works and partners meet with bi-partisan legislators to analyze the region's economic performance

January 18, 2024     Click Here to Download PDF     Lawmakers meet with economic development organizations to explore ways to jumpstart the Pennsylvania...

Testimony Regarding Clairton Coke Works Operating Permit

January 12, 2024 US Steel Title V Operating Permit Public Hearing Allegheny County Health Department January 10, 2024   My name is Jeff Nobers, executive...

What Will the Loss of a New Natural Gas Power Plant Mean?

November 29, 2023   Click Here to Download PDF   What Will the Loss of a New Natural Gas Power Plant Mean? The recent killing...
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A cooperative venture of business and labor, Pittsburgh Works Together is committed to a future that includes everybody – from blue-collar manufacturing to research and high-tech. We know that this region was built on the labor of men and women who combined the timeless values of family and community with the forward-looking vision of a city and region with room for every class and background.

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Employed in union construction industry in our region
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People employed in manufacturing industry in in our region
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2.4 Billion

Natural gas energy has saved 2.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalents from being released. 
– Energy Information Administration


People employed in the energy industry in our region
– Bureau of Labor Statistics
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