PACE Local 2-286 - Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers

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PACE Local 2-286
410-24 N. 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123


PACE stands for Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union. It was formed on Jan. 4, 1999 by the merger of the United Paperworkers International Union with the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union.

We represent most of the people who make paper and refine oil in the United States. In addition, our members make chemicals, nuclear materials, pharmaceuticals, automobile and truck parts, appliances, small engines, motorcycles, boxes, tissues, toys, cement, corn sugar and many other products. We even represent registered nurses.

Our purpose is to organize workers to stand up for their rights, both in the workplace and in the political arena. We work to help our members raise their wages, improve their working conditions and protect their rights by negotiating and enforcing fair collective bargaining agreements.

We stand for the rights and fair treatment of every worker and everyone who depends on their earnings. We stand for jobs, equality, freedom of association, health care as a right and the right of all workers to organize and bargain collectively. We believe every one of our members, and every other citizen, has a right to a safe and healthy workplace and to a safe and clean community.