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Pennsylvania State Legislature Launches Attack on Commonwealth Elections

(HARRISBURG, PA) – Today’s press conference led by State Representative Dawn Keefer and the radical right-wing of the Republican Party contradicted democratic principles and abused legislators’ power over their constituents.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder released the following joint statement: “Throughout this election, partisan politicians erected barriers designed to keep voters from participating in our democratic process.  Despite these attacks on our fundamental right to vote, Pennsylvanians came out in record numbers.  Voters made their voices heard, and they chose Joe Biden.     “Repeatedly, Representative Keefer based the stated she ‘did not want to speculate on the findings of the supposed investigation.  This entire charade is based on the ‘volume of allegations; no substance or evidence only manufactured accusations from the losing party. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Hosts a Workers’ Town Hall on Jobs and Infrastructure with U.S. Senator Bob Casey and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

(HARRISBURG, PA) The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the job-scape and prospects for workers.  The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania remains double what it was in March. Millions of workers across the country are still in jeopardy of losing their job or contracting the coronavirus through workplace exposure.   Read More