Elections & Politics

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Working People Must Stand With Each Other

Rick Bloomingdale is the President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. Why do unions engage in political activism? Because elections have consequences. We are seeing the consequences of our most recent elections, and we will pay dearly for them. Over the last few decades, we have witnessed and fought back against, an unprecedented attack on workers’ rights. Read More
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Less Than A Week Away – Judge For Yourself

This post appeared in the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Fall News & Views Newsletter Pennsylvania is one of a dwindling number of states where citizens actually have the right to vote on the election of trial court judges and appellate court judges who interpret and apply our laws.  Read More
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COPE 2017: Labor Activists Gather in Shippensburg for Weekend of Learning

Activists from across the Commonwealth came together at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 2017 COPE Institute, hosted at the new convention center at Shippensburg University.  The Committee on Political Education, a long-standing program of the state federation, is dedicated to educating, training and mobilizing union members on political and policy issues that affect working families. Read More