(HARRISBURG, PA) – Pennsylvania has continued its sweep of worker gains for this 2018 election cycle. After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s redistricting decision earlier this year, Pennsylvanians were finally given the opportunity to overcome years of hyper-partisan, right-wing gerrymandering.
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and our affiliate labor unions have worked hard in the last several years to protect and promote the democratic process in our Commonwealth, whether by fighting restrictive voter ID legislation or overturning the most gerrymandered congressional map in America.
Today, Pennsylvanians showed that workers’ rights and healthcare are treasured values for our Commonwealth. Pennsylvania has added four women to our congressional delegation. The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, have issued a joint statement on the results:
“This election has all turned on the issues. While many are tempted to talk of ‘blue waves’, the reality is that healthcare, social security, worker safety and the right to make a decent living. By getting out and talking to our fellow union families, we have made a real, and meaningful difference.”