Western Pennsylvania students learn about manufacturing through video contest

(Trib, 3/21/24) Thanks to a grant from Pittsburgh nonprofit Catalyst Connections, a team of Franklin Regional students along with teams from 21 other regional schools got a...

Steelmaker Cleveland-Cliffs says a Biden administration rule could force Butler plant to close

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/23/24) A proposed Biden administration rule designed to save energy threatens a Butler plant and more than 1,000 jobs, according to manufacturing leaders...

Bryan Salesky and Matt Smith: If we build the pads, they will come to Western Pa.

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/15/24) Pennsylvania has the assets to create a winning economy: world-class research and development institutions, leading industry sectors primed for continued growth and...

How Much Could the State Receive By Investing in Industrial Sites?

March 25, 2024     Click Here to Download PDF PGH Works Research: How Much Could the State Receive By Investing in Industrial Sites? Summary:...

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...
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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
– Bureau of Labor Statistics


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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