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Nov 26, 2014, 11:36 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale Is Appointed by Governor-Elect Wolf to the Budget Deficit and Fiscal Stabilization Task Force

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale expressed his appreciation for being appointed by Governor-Elect Wolf to serve on the Budget...

Nov 04, 2014, 21:20 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Congratulates Governor-Elect Tom Wolf On His Historic Victory

On behalf of over 800,000 members across the State, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder...

Oct 30, 2014, 12:17 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Leading Massive GOTV Push For General Election

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is entering the final phase of our massive "Get Out The Vote" (GOTV) campaign as the Labor 2014 draws to a close. ...

Oct 15, 2014, 18:27 ET

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Thanks State Senators Who Stood with Pennsylvania Working Families in Handily Defeating Paycheck Deception Amendments

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder express their gratitude on behalf of all working families of...

Oct 06, 2014, 17:46 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Criticizes Philadelphia School District and Governor Corbett's Role in Manufacturing a Crisis in the Philadelphia Schools in Attempt at Political Gain

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder described the Philadelphia School District's...

Sep 16, 2014, 14:56 ET

Commonwealth's Financial Mess is Due to Governor Corbett's Failure to Lead

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder offered the following remarks on the news of...

Aug 26, 2014, 11:47 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO: Labor Day is Our Holiday, We've earned it!

The Labor Day Holiday was created by labor unions as a day to recognize the achievements of working people and the value of work. Workers built...

Jul 09, 2014, 16:53 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorsements in November General Election

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder announced endorsements of candidates for Congress and...

Jul 02, 2014, 23:29 ET

Corbett's Budget Shortchanges the Middle Class

 After a difficult week of budget negotiations and votes in both chambers of the general assembly, the gavel came down tonight, and the State...

Jul 01, 2014, 12:59 ET

At The 11th Hour, Governor Corbett Continues To Fail His Own Test Of Leadership, Says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

In response to Governor Corbett's equivocation regarding signing the budget, Rick Bloomingdale, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO,...

Jun 30, 2014, 16:29 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Criticizes U.S. Supreme Court Decision Attacking Wages and America's Middle Class

"Today's Supreme Court decision in Harris Vs. Quinn aimed at home care workers is not only bad for unions they're bad for all workers and the...

Jun 23, 2014, 18:42 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Condemns "Paycheck Deception" Bill Approved by State House Government Committee Today

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement in response to the...

Jun 12, 2014, 15:37 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorses Tom Wolf for Governor

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder announced the endorsement of Tom Wolf for Governor in the...

May 21, 2014, 13:06 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Congratulates the Winners of the Primary Elections and Thanks to All of Those Candidates Who Campaigned In Support of Good Jobs and Expanding Our Middle Class

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder congratulate the winners of the primary elections and to all...

Apr 25, 2014, 09:50 ET

12 Workers Die on the Job Every Day in the United States

 Over the next several days there will be thousands of people participating in Workers' Memorial Day observances throughout Pennsylvania in...

Apr 09, 2014, 15:16 ET

Convention Delegates Re-elect Rick Bloomingdale, President and Frank Snyder, Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Rick Bloomingdale was re-elected President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO – along with Frank Snyder as Secretary-Treasurer -- at the...

Feb 04, 2014, 15:15 ET

Governor Corbett's Budget Address Sounds More like a Political Speech than a Budget Address: Long on Rhetoric but Lacking in Specifics, according to the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, in commenting on Governor Corbett's budget address, said...

Jan 28, 2014, 16:02 ET

PA AFL-CIO Hosts Press Conference and Lobby Day: Middle-class Pennsylvanians brave the cold to freeze right-wing efforts to silence them

Working Pennsylvanians defend their freedom to have a voice in Harrisburg  Police officers, firefighters, teachers, child-care workers,...

Jan 17, 2014, 13:42 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Pleased With Commonwealth Court Decision Striking Down Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder are very pleased with Judge McGinley's decision today,...

Jan 16, 2014, 10:39 ET

Honoring the Life and the Work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Champion of Civil Rights and Collective Bargaining Rights for All

As the nation prepares to honor the life and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO encourages all Pennsylvanians to work...