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On October 13th the CBTU held a Forum at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. While the Forum centered on Afro-American workers, it acknowledged and illustrated the problems faced by all workers, employed, underemployed and unemployed.

Barbara Rhake discusses early legislative successes and the on going effort to protect workers health and safety on the job. She also discusses how community involvement has been an important factor in the effort thus far.

John Braxton discusses contract issues, teaching, and in general labor issues.

Kate Atkins of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center talks about the impact of the state budget's impact of everyday Pennsylvanians.

Pa State Rep. James Roebuck gave insights and suggestions during a workshop on Sept 22, 2012 hosted by Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS).