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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...

Dec 30, 2013, 15:45 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Welcomes News That Privatization Bid For PA Lottery Will Be Allowed To Expire

While there are always plenty of New Year's Eve "droppings" throughout the Susquehanna Valley, (everything from a strawberry, a bologna, a kiss, a...

Dec 17, 2013, 16:57 ET

As Pennsylvania's U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey Heads Home for the Holidays 86,000 Pennsylvanians Will Lose Unemployment Benefits on December 28

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls On Congress To Immediately Extend Unemployment Insurance New White House report details state impact:...

Dec 05, 2013, 13:58 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Supports Fast Food Strikers

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

Nov 26, 2013, 12:07 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Urges State Senate to Pass House Bill 530 Buy American Legislation

Just one week after the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO held a Press Conference in support of legislation to keep it made in America and made in...

Nov 20, 2013, 11:50 ET

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Stands in Solidarity with Walmart Workers

For a list of Walmart Black Friday protests visit: http://blackfridayprotests.org/ As thousands of Walmart workers prepare for a busy Black...

Nov 20, 2013, 11:15 ET

Solidarity Rally to Protect Good Jobs Is Expected to Draw Large Numbers of Supporters Including Affiliated Unions of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, a Solidarity Rally to Protect Good Jobs, and the vitality of the regional economy and the many businesses in...