Labor council blocks unions' invite to Corbett

Friday, August 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An umbrella group for Pittsburgh-area labor unions has told Gov. Tom Corbett he can't march in the city's Labor Day parade, despite an invitation from at least two individual unions.

Jack Shea, the president of the Allegheny County Labor Council which sponsors the parade, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( ) that Corbett isn't invited.

Boilermakers Local 154 and the Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania had invited Corbett.

To avoid a confrontation, unions supporting Corbett hope to invite him to another event on or near Labor Day. Phil Ameris, the president and business manager of the Laborer's District Council says, "We're 150 percent behind the governor."

Corbett's campaign spokesman, Billy Pitman, says the governor "is proud to have the support" of unions who support his "Less Taxes, More Jobs" policies.


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