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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds President Biden’s Historic Infrastructure Investment

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, President Joe Biden announced a historic investment in infrastructure and good jobs, proposing a New Deal for the 21st century. Not since the Great Depression have Americans experienced the level of economic devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought.   We know that the freedom to come together in a union is essential for making any job a good job.  Fittingly, the 46th President of the United States chose a Union hall in Pennsylvania, the Carpenters’ Training Center in Pittsburgh, to launch this initiative to build back better. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Historic Election Victory

(HARRISBURG, PA)  Today, the Pennsylvania delegation of the Electoral College met in Harrisburg to cast our Commonwealth’s 20 electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden.  Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale was proud to serve as an elector and Secretary of the Electoral College.  Labor leaders Ryan Boyer, Business Manager of Laborers District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and the Vicinity, and Daisy Cruz, Mid-Atlantic District Leader of 32BJ SEIU, also served as electors.   The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “Democracy is not easy, and for it to work, it must include all of us.  We worked to make sure that people could safely cast their votes in the middle of a public health crisis.  We rallied and came together to ensure that every vote was counted.  Today we mark another milestone in the closing weeks of this historic year, as members of the Electoral College cast their votes in the final ballot box of the 2020 election.  “Our Democracy has been tested at every step throughout this process. Read More

Pennsylvania Workers Need Leadership, Not Recklessness.

HARRISBURG, PA – Following his diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19, President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally this evening in Johnstown, PA.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, representing more than 700,000 workers statewide, issued the following statements: President Rick Bloomingdale remarked, “Donald Trump’s rally tonight in Johnstown is an insult to the thousands of families across Pennsylvania that have lost loved ones in this pandemic.  When Joe Biden took the train across western Pennsylvania to talk to workers in the towns the billionaires forgot, he showed us true leadership and responsibility.  We need leadership more than ever to recover from the multiple crises facing working families.  We need the 18.6 million good-paying, union jobs that Joe Biden will create with his plan to lift the working class.  Donald Trump won’t do that; he doesn’t know how.”   “The most powerful people in the country infected each other with COVID-19. Read More