Press Releases

Statement on Global Labor Leader, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka’s Passing

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder. Global labor leader and proud PA native President Trumka passed away early Thursday morning. [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2021] – It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard L. Read More

Workplace Tragedy Makes Clear the Need for Public Sector OSHA Now

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, a West Berks Water Authority worker, Cody Gipprich, was tragically killed on the job in Wyomissing. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “Our thoughts go out to the family of Cody Gipprich, who was killed today at the West Berks Water Authority.  The Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls on the University of Pittsburgh to Honor Workers’ Rights

(HARRISBURG) On Friday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) issued a decision in favor of the university workers’ right to organize and join a union.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement on behalf of the State Federation’s Executive Council: “This decision is the most recent reaffirmation of Pitt workers’ rights in their years-long fight to join a union. Read More