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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements in General Election

The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convened on June 14th to issue endorsements ahead of November’s General Election.  To secure the endorsement of the state federation, the candidate must receive an affirmative vote of more than two-thirds. “The Labor movement is filled with grassroots activists from all walks of life and backgrounds. Read More

Release: PA AFL-CIO Officers Comment on Scott Wagner’s Resignation

Yesterday, May 30th, Senator Scott Wagner abruptly announced his resignation from the state senate. Shocking news as the trash-talking trash collector who boasted he’ll “be sitting in the back room with a baseball bat”, has decided to quit before he “gets traded.” Wagner who has been quoted as saying “working is a game” to him, is the type of bully who when they can’t win, takes their ball and goes home. Read More
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Governor Tom Wolf Vetoes Dangerous Attack on Workers’ Compensation

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Protection of Injured Workers  (HARRISBURG) – Today Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 936, which would institute a drug formulary for workers’ compensation.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement:  “Governor Tom Wolf has taken a strong stand today in the defense of Pennsylvania’s injured workers and pushed back against the deceptive rhetoric of corporate special interests in his veto of Senate Bill 936.  Read More