Officers’ Perspectives

President – Richard W. Bloomingdale

Connect with Rick:
Phone: 717-231-2841

Secretary-Treasurer – Frank Snyder

Connect with Frank:
Phone: 717-231-2850

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

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

Labor Day Message: Putting Workers First

This editorial from Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Erie Times, the Altoona Mirror, the Beaver County Times, the Philadelphia Public Record, the Scranton Times-Tribune.  Excerpts of his op-ed and that of Dave Fillman, Director of AFSCME Council 13 also appeared on PennLive.   Read More