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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Disappointed With the Closure of Three Mile Island

(HARRISBURG) Today, Exelon Generation announced the Closure of Three Mile Island on September 30, 2019.  On behalf of the more than 700,000 union members in Pennsylvania, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder have issued the following joint statement: “We are deeply disappointed by Exelon Generation’s decision to close Three Mile Island and eliminate hundreds of jobs in central Pennsylvania.  We hope that state legislators take this decision to heart. Read More

Senate Bill 1 Passes House – Promises To Gut Pensions And Cost Taxpayers

The push for so-called pension reform has been a red herring for conservative lawmakers for years.  By deliberately sabotaging the system through under-funding, and then misrepresenting to the public the dire state of the resulting unfunded liabilities, the right wing has been able to convince many people that the problem is with pensions.   Read More