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Allegheny County Labor Council
and its Predecessors
1901 - Present

      The Allegheny County Labor Council (ACLC), a central labor body within the AFL-CIO, includes several hundred affiliated local unions in Allegheny County. The ACLC was formed in 1961 from the merger of two pre-existing AFL central labor bodies and two pre-existing CIO central labor bodies. The AFL bodies were the Pittsburgh Central Labor Union chartered October 20, 1901 (formerly known as Iron City Central Trades Council until 1925) and the McKeesport Central Labor Council (chartered August 30, 1901, rechartered June 6, 1934). The CIO bodies were the Steel City Industrial Union Council chartered October 26, 1937, following the CIO split from the AF of L and the Tarentum District Industrial Union Council (chartered September 27, 1937). The merger of the four central labor councils was the logical outcome of the 1955 AFL-CIO merger at the national level and the 1960 statewide merger. Like its predecessors, the Allegheny County Labor Council serves as the coordinating body for disparate locals especially in regard to political endorsements, lobbying, and the annual Labor Day Parade.       

Allegheny County Labor Council:

Labor Day Events

Political Endorsements