On Wednesday, June 17, central labor councils from across the Commonwealth took part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a massive national day of action organized by the AFL-CIO. In central Pennsylvania, union members launched a caravan from the UAW Local 1872 Hall in York and proceeded to Representative Perry’s offices in York and Wormleysburg, before concluding at U.S. Senator Toomey’s office at Strawberry Square.
The Union Movement is calling for bold policies to confront the three crises facing America: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism.
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, representing more than 700,000 union members, calls on Representative Scott Perry (CD-10) and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey to put workers first when considering federal recovery legislation. President Rick Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, and labor leaders personally delivered letters to Representative Perry’s offices in York and Wormleysburg.
“Working people deserve better than the radical obstructionism Representative Perry and Senator Toomey have consistently displayed throughout this ongoing crisis. We need leadership and action from the people we send to Washington. We need elected officials who will put Pennsylvania workers first,” stated President Rick Bloomingdale.
“It’s time to take action and demand better from our public officials. This is an unprecedented time for our country and our Commonwealth. Working people of all backgrounds are standing up for social and economic justice. We need change and we are going to hold politicians like Perry accountable in November,” added Secretary-Treasurer Snyder.