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Pennsylvania Leads The Way Forward

(HARRISBURG, PA) – Today, Pennsylvania voters have officially made Scranton’s own Joe Biden the President-Elect of the United States.   Pennsylvania AFL-CIO officers, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder made the following statements on behalf of the 700,000 women and men we represent: “Pennsylvania is the birthplace of American democracy and the next President of the United States.  We have worked toward this moment for four years, yet we could not have imagined the circumstances we find ourselves in today.  Pennsylvanians have voted to move forward, out of the darkness and division of the last four years. Read More

There’s No Need to Wait to Count Ballots.

Cumberland County Bureau of Elections Director Bethany Salzarulo announced that the county would only begin processing mail-in and absentee ballots on the morning of November 4.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder made the following joint statement: “There is no shortage of labor in Pennsylvania, and there is certainly a high demand for a timely and accurate vote count.  Poll workers and elections officials have performed essential tasks of our democracy since its beginning, and we urgently need them in this election cycle. Read More