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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls on the State Senate to Seat Senator Jim Brewster Immediately

HARRISBURG, PA- Today, the State Senate GOP announced its refusal to seat Jim Brewster, the elected state senator from the 45th district.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: “Today, 66,261 voters of the 45th District have been silenced by 26 GOP members in the Commonwealth’s State Senate.  Senator Brewster is the state-certified victor in the 2020 election.  Whether the Republican party likes it or not, they must abide by the decision of the working women and men of the 45th district and respect our democracy.  Those who have been elected to represent Pennsylvanians must respect Pennsylvania voters.  Today’s decision subverts democracy and tarnishes the legitimacy of our General Assembly.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO calls on the State Senate to seat Senator Brewster immediately.”    ### Media Contact: Samantha Shewmaker, 717-917-0538 Read More

Congratulations to Pam Iovino on Victory in the 37th State Senate District

(PITTSBURGH)  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, on behalf of the 700,000 union members across our Commonwealth, and the 31,822 union members and their families in the 37th State Senate District have issued the following joint statement: “Today, Pennsylvania’s Union members proved that our solidarity, and our issues of social and economic justice, win.  The election of Pam Iovino to the 37th State Senate district is proof that workers’ rights will win the day.  We congratulate the more than 31,000 hard-working women and men, who sent emails, who talked to members on the doors and the phones, and who introduced to Pam Iovin their co-workers. Read More