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Nov 14, 2017, 11:01 ET Innovative Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Program Highlighted in New Report

A new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Pennsylvania program as a successful example of...


Sep 01, 2017, 15:22 ET Annual NWPA Area Labor Federation Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 4, 2017

Members of the Northwestern Area Labor Federation, (NWPA-ALF,AFL-CIO), will be joined by high school marching bands, clowns, parade...


Jul 22, 2017, 13:00 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Congratulates Jerry Oleksiak on Nomination to Secretary of Labor and Industry

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, congratulate Jerry Oleksiak, President...


Jul 14, 2017, 14:45 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Thanks Secretary Kathy Manderino for Her Service to Pennsylvania's Working People and the Department of Labor and Industry

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, issued the following statement on the...


Jun 02, 2017, 12:50 ET Update: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council Issues Endorsements in Statewide Judicial Elections

Today, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's Executive Council endorsed statewide judicial candidates at its June meeting. President Rick Bloomingdale,...


Jun 01, 2017, 19:26 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council Issues Endorsements in Statewide Judicial Elections

Today, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's Executive Council endorsed statewide judicial candidates at its June meeting. President Rick Bloomingdale,...


Apr 26, 2017, 21:27 ET Pennsylvania Labor Leaders and Representative Pat Harkins Announce the Introduction of HB 1082

Today, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO with labor leaders and union members joined Representative Pat Harkins (D-1, Erie) to announce the...


Apr 05, 2017, 17:01 ET Pennsylvania Labor Leaders and Legislators Denounce 'Right to Work' Legislative Package as Anti-Working Class Fraud

On Tuesday April 4, state legislators and labor leaders expressed their opposition to the so-called "Right-To-Work" legislation introduced in the...


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 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...


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...


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,...