Press Releases

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council Endorses State Appellate Court Candidates in 2021 Primary

Today, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council’s officers and vice presidents, representing more than 700,000 working people across the Commonwealth, issued its primary candidate endorsements for Pennsylvania’s Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts.  Endorsed candidates must receive a two-thirds supermajority vote of the Council. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds U.S. House Passage on the PRO Act, Calls for U.S. Senate to Approve

(HARRISBURG) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), H.R. 842. Of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, ten Representatives co-sponsored the legislation: Brendan Boyle, Matt Cartwright, Madeleine Dean, Mike Doyle, Dwight Evans, Brian Fitzpatrick, Chrissy Houlahan, Conor Lamb, Mary Gay Scanlon, and Susan Wild.   Read More

PA AFL-CIO Stands With the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Today, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement of support for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers as they fight for safe schools: “The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has been sounding the alarm for years about safety and health conditions in the school buildings.  The Read More