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Dec 29, 2015, 12:38 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Wolf's Line-Item Veto Of Mike Turzai's "Garbage" Budget

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder share Governor Wolf's frustration and anger towards the...

Dec 07, 2015, 15:32 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Condemns State Senate Passage of Pension Cuts

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder condemned the passage of legislation by the State Senate...

Oct 21, 2015, 15:25 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Criticizes State Senate Passage of House Bill 874, the Anti-Union Organizing Measure That Represses Workers' Rights During Strikes and Organizing Campaigns

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder criticized the passage of House Bill 874, another anti-union...

Oct 14, 2015, 12:28 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Condemns Paycheck Deception Bill Approved by the Pennsylvania State Senate

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder condemned the passage today of paycheck deception...

Oct 07, 2015, 17:20 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Commends the Members of the State Legislature Who Voted Yes For Pennsylvania - Schools that Teach; Jobs that Pay; and Government that Works

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder commended those members of the State House of...

Sep 22, 2015, 12:51 ET

Millions Are Celebrating Abrupt Departure of Scott Walker From Presidential Campaign

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder both join with millions of working families across the...

Sep 08, 2015, 16:58 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Makes Unanimous Endorsement of Heather Arnet for State Senate

 The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO announced the unanimous endorsement of Democrat Heather Arnet for the Special Election for the 37th State Senate...

Aug 17, 2015, 16:11 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Condemns Allegheny Technologies Inc. for locking out its workers, members of the USW, and is helping mobilize labor and community support for a fair contract

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, on behalf of over 800,000 union workers in...

Aug 11, 2015, 22:18 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Statement on the Special Election Victories of AFL-CIO/COPE Endorsed Candidates

 The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO congratulates the three AFL-CIO endorsed Democratic winners: Ed Neilson for the 174th State House District; Joanna...

Aug 04, 2015, 23:05 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Congratulates Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder extend their congratulations to Democrat Leanne...

Jul 09, 2015, 17:05 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorses Dougherty, Wecht, and Donohue For Supreme Court, Makes Endorsements In Lower Courts And Special Elections

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council made endorsements for the upcoming general election and also in a number of legislative special...

Jul 09, 2015, 16:24 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Supports Governor Wolf's Veto of Pension Legislation S. B. 1

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder applaud Governor Tom Wolf for his veto of Senate Bill 1, an...

Jun 23, 2015, 17:11 ET

Pennsylvania's U.S. Senator Toomey turned his back on working families and our communities by voting to send our jobs out of the country on a Fast Track

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder expressed their disappointment in Senator Pat Toomey for...

Jun 18, 2015, 17:45 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, In Light Of Actuarial Report Urges Legislative Leaders To Stop Playing Politics With Our Pensions

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder agree with the actuarial analysis released by the Public...

Jun 18, 2015, 11:29 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Urges Defeat of Desperate Attempt by U.S. House Leadership to Revive Wounded Fast Track bill

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder urge all members of Pennsylvania's U.S. House delegation to...

Jun 12, 2015, 17:27 ET

House Votes to Stand with Working Families by Not Advancing the Trade Package

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder called today's vote on the trade package a pivotal day in...

May 13, 2015, 17:24 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Condemns the Passage of Senate Bill 1 as an Insult to Fairness and Accountability

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder condemned the passage of Senate Bill 1, which attacks the...

May 13, 2015, 11:16 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Statement on Amtrak Derailment

On behalf of all of the members of Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, we extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the devastating Amtrak...

Apr 16, 2015, 17:57 ET

Statement by Pennsylvania AFL-CIO: Stop the Fast Track to Lower Wages

 "Workers across Pennsylvania are standing up for higher wages but Congress is considering legislation that will speed through corporate-driven...

Mar 16, 2015, 13:32 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorses Statewide Judicial Candidates for the May 19, 2015 Primary Election

 The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsed statewide judicial candidates for the Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Primary Election. The state labor federation is...