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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...

Mar 03, 2015, 13:57 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Governor Wolf's Budget Blueprint for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder are pleased with Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal today in...

Feb 26, 2015, 16:16 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Condemns Passage of Privatization of Wine and Spirits Which Will Destroy 5,000 Family Sustaining Jobs

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Snyder today condemned the passage of the privatization of Pennsylvania's...

Jan 19, 2015, 13:41 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Extends Congratulations to Kathy Manderino on her selection by Governor-Elect Tom Wolf as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder are pleased that Governor-elect Tom Wolf has named...

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...