Press Releases

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls on State Senate to Pass HB 2375

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, on behalf of its 800,000 union members and its 60 Vice Presidents, calls on the Pennsylvania State Senate to return to work and pass House Bill 2375 before the session officially ends on November 30.  The Senate’s current inaction on this issue is unacceptable and puts the livelihoods of hundreds of working families in jeopardy. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Releases Statement on Election Results

Acknowledging the results of yesterday’s General Election, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, issued the following joint statement:  The fight for workers’ rights does not end on Election Day, regardless of the outcome.  While last night’s election results did not necessarily reflect the endorsements made by our Federation, we remain dedicated to fighting for the issues that affect working families.  Read More
Capitol at Night

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Reacts to Passage of Unemployment Insurance Fix

On Wednesday, October 26, in an act of bipartisan cooperation, members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a legislative fix designed to correct the disenfranchisement of nearly 50,000 workers deprived of unemployment insurance. The State Senate passed the bill with a vote of 39-8, and today, at 9:41pm, the House followed with a vote of 161-30.  Read More