Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale has been appointed to serve on Governor Tom Wolf’s Middle ClassTask Force. In response, he issued the following statement:
“It is an honor to serve on the Governor’s Middle Class Task Force. This is an exciting opportunity for worker advocates, businesses, legislators and community organizations to come together to hear the concerns of working people. It is imperative for the future of Pennsylvania that we look ahead with the fullest understanding of the current realities working families face across our Commonwealth.
Over the past decades Pennsylvania has seen its manufacturing industry halved, its wages stagnate, and the costs of education sky-rocket. These factors have had a profound impact on the opportunities available to Pennsylvania’s working families. At a time when economic inequality is at the forefront of so many conversations, the Governor’s Middle ClassTask Force is a step toward understanding and growing opportunities for working people in the 21st century.”