Officers’ Perspectives

President – Richard W. Bloomingdale

Connect with Rick:
Phone: 717-231-2841

Secretary-Treasurer – Frank Snyder

Connect with Frank:
Phone: 717-231-2850

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


Check out this article from Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, and don’t miss your chance to sign up for the 2017 COPE Institute! No, it’s not to be confused with a recent bewildering “covfefe” tweet, but an overall theme of this years’ COPE Institute, held in the centrally convenient location of Shippensburg, August 18-20. Read More