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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls on the State Senate to Seat Senator Jim Brewster Immediately

HARRISBURG, PA- Today, the State Senate GOP announced its refusal to seat Jim Brewster, the elected state senator from the 45th district.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “Today, 66,261 voters of the 45th District have been silenced by 26 GOP members in the Commonwealth’s State Senate.  Senator Brewster is the state-certified victor in the 2020 election.  Whether the Republican party likes it or not, they must abide by the decision of the working women and men of the 45th district and respect our democracy.  Those who have been elected to represent Pennsylvanians must respect Pennsylvania voters.  Today’s decision subverts democracy and tarnishes the legitimacy of our General Assembly.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO calls on the State Senate to seat Senator Brewster immediately.”    ### Media Contact: Samantha Shewmaker, 717-917-0538 Read More

Labor Leaders Oppose Political Retaliation as MSHA Relocates Nearly 100 PA Jobs to Red State, West Virginia

(Harrisburg, PA) On Monday, December 21, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health and Trump Administration political appointee Dave Zatezalo will announce to the nearly 100 employees of the Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center that their jobs will be moved to West Virginia.  These workers are represented by American Federation of Government Employees. Read More