Angela Ferritto


As the first female president of Pennsylvania’s AFL-CIO, Angela Ferritto embodies courage, strength, and leadership. A passion for the labor movement and a desire to share that passion with others has guided her career, earning her numerous accolades along the way. In 2022, Angela was named the #1 most powerful labor leader in Pennsylvania.

A trailblazer in her field, Angela is committed to educating other women about service and leadership. She was an instructor at the Northeast Regional Union Women’s Summer School for 11 years where she facilitated workshops about internal and external organizing, bridging the generational gap, and leadership skills.

Angela’s work to educate women and young people about the labor movement has earned her national recognition. In 2023, she was recognized for leading the 700,000-member Pennsylvania AFL-CIO in its fight for job security and fair pay by Power of Diversity: Women 100. She also received the Clara Day award at the National Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) convention. The award recognizes state presidents who embody Day’s mission of paving the way for young women in the labor movement.

As part of her decades-long career in the labor movement, Angela served as chapter and statewide president of CLUW where she worked with all chapters to help advance the organization’s mission and increase membership participation. In 2018, Angela was selected to be part of the Women’s Global Leadership Program, a program run in conjunction with the UN Commission on the Status of Women designed to enhance understanding of the global economy and strengthen organizing and advocacy skills around pro-women policies.

Angela is the face of labor in Pennsylvania and has advanced the labor movement by successfully organizing hundreds of public and private sector workers. She is a member of AFSCME, where she served as president of her local union before joining Council 13 staff in 2010. As a trusted part of the AFSCME team, Angela was an organizer and staff representative in the grievance and arbitration department and then in the education and resources department.

Angela’s leadership and commitment to service have earned her positions on numerous state and local boards. She served on the transition leadership board for Governor Josh Shapiro and was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve on the Unemployment Compensation Advisory Board. In addition, she is a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, the Penn State Labor School Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Council.

Maurice B Cobb


Maurice Cobb started his Steelworker career in 2004 as an overhead crane operator employed by ArcelorMittal (formerly Bethlehem Steel) at the Steelton, PA plant. He is a fourth generation Steelworker, preceded by his Great Grandfather, Grandfather, and his Father Joseph Cobb who retired after 51 years of service. All were USW members working in the same plant.

Jeamee, his lovely wife, and Emma, his amazing daughter, are his support system.

Maurice quickly became involved in Local Union 1688, holding several positions on the Executive Board and serving as the Rapid Response Congressional Coordinator for the 10th Congressional District, as well as the Veterans of Steel Coordinator for District 10, along with other committees. During his years in the Local Union, he also worked for USW International as Casual Staff on several political campaigns.

On November 18, 2019, Maurice was appointed as USW International Staff Representative by then District 10 Director Bobby "Mac" McAuliffe. While in that position, Maurice serviced Locals in various industries including manufacturing, aggregate, chemical, and transportation.

While assigned as Servicing Staff, he handled all contract negotiations, staff level grievances, arbitrations, and any other contractual disputes that arose within his assigned locals.

On March 1, 2022, Maurice was appointed by District 10 Director, Bernie Hall, as the new Rapid Response Coordinator for District 10. He handles the legislative needs of the District as well as heads the Rapid Response program which is the Steelworkers grassroots legislative education program. Along with Director Hall, Maurice selected and advanced the priority legislation that benefits the 50,000 Steelworker members in District 10.

Later in 2022, Maurice was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Central Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation (ALF) AFL-CIO. In this position he oversees and is responsible for the safe-keeping and management of all funds, securities, and financial records.

And last year (2023), Maurice was elected Vice President of the Harrisburg Region Central Labor Council (CLC) AFL-CIO