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So-Called Paycheck ‘Protection’ Bills Pass Through State Government Committee

A “cowardly attack” on the rights of Pennsylvania’s working people. Today, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee passed House Bill 1174 and Senate Bill 166.  The Officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO made the following statements: “The State Government Committee of the Pennsylvania House launched a cowardly and shameful attack on the first amendment rights of working people and the security of their unions.   Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale Appointed to Governor’s Middle Class Task Force

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale has been appointed to serve on Governor Tom Wolf’s Middle ClassTask Force. In response, he issued the following statement: “It is an honor to serve on the Governor’s Middle Class Task Force. This is an exciting opportunity for worker advocates, businesses, legislators and community organizations to come together to hear the concerns of working people. Read More
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Thanks Secretary Kathy Manderino for Her Service to Pennsylvania’s Working People

The Officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO congratulate Robert O’Brien on appointment to Acting Secretary (Harrisburg, PA) – The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, issued the following statement on the announcement of Secretary Kathy Manderino’s departure from the Department of Labor and Industry: “We thank Secretary Kathy Manderino for her dedication and commitment to the working people of Pennsylvania. Read More