Elections & Politics

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Election 2017 – Only the Beginning

On Tuesday, November 7, Pennsylvanians went to the polls across our Commonwealth to elect statewide and local officials. In the first general election following the 2016 cataclysm, women swept all of the statewide judicial races.  Are you ready for 2018? The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO congratulates endorsed candidates, Maria McLaughlin, Deborah Kunselman, Carolyn Nichols and Ellen Ceisler on their victories in the Superior and Commonwealth Courts. Read More
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Voting is Just the Beginning

Imagine America without unions. This shouldn’t be hard to do because, in much of our country, unions have already disappeared. In the rest of America, they’re battling for their very lives. Union Members here in our Commonwealth continue to be at grave risk, as now 28 states have opted for Right To Work for Less legislation. Read More
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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