Officers’ Perspectives

President – Richard W. Bloomingdale

Connect with Rick:
Phone: 717-231-2841

Secretary-Treasurer – Frank Snyder

Connect with Frank:
Phone: 717-231-2850

Pennsylvania is making progress, but there’s still a long way to go

By President Rick Bloomingdale, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO During this time of the year, the Labor movement and working people across the globe honor the contributions of the men and women who build our economies.  On April 28th, we observe Workers’ Memorial Day in the United States, marking the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and commemorate the lives of working people lost on the job due to workplace injuries or illnesses.  Read More

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