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Public Sector OSHA Hearing Demonstrates Urgent Need For Change

This week, the Senate Democrat Policy Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 310, Senator Tartaglione’s public sector OSHA legislation. Several union leaders submitted testimony at the hearing in favor of the legislation. Additionally, opponents from the County Commissioners Association of PA and the Pennsylvania School Board Association opened up their remarks with their reasoning why money is more important than human life and safety on the job. Read More

Workplace Tragedy Makes Clear the Need for Public Sector OSHA Now

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, a West Berks Water Authority worker, Cody Gipprich, was tragically killed on the job in Wyomissing. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “Our thoughts go out to the family of Cody Gipprich, who was killed today at the West Berks Water Authority.  The Read More

President Bloomingdale Delivers Testimony on Toxic Public Workplaces

Thursday, April 8th, 2021, President Rick Bloomingdale presented testimony to the House Democratic Policy Committee regarding toxins and contaminants in schools, and the impact that rehabilitating our facilities would have on the creation of good, quality jobs.  While lead and asbestos have been slowly addressed over past decades, the general abundance of it within our older school buildings – from floor tiles, to ceilings, and walls – tied with a lack of proper filtration has created life-threateningly hazardous conditions within too many of our schools. Read More