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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Governor Wolf’s Budget Blueprint for Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder are pleased with Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal today in keeping with the campaign promises he made to the working people of Pennsylvania. “Governor Wolf’s budget makes the much needed investments in education, health, and human services that will restore our state as a leader in job creation, prosperity and economic growth for years to come. Read More
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Condemns Passage Of Privatization Of Wine & Spirits Which Will Destroy 5,000 Family Sustaining Jobs

Measure passes the House by a final vote of 114 in favor, to 87 opposed. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Snyder today condemned the passage of the privatization of Pennsylvania’s Wine and Spirits which will increase the budget deficit, destroy over 5,000 family sustaining jobs of tax-paying citizens, and lead to an increase in alcohol related illness and death. Read More
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Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, Expresses Opposition To TPP

In an e-mail Tuesday, J. David Cox, Sr. – Chair of the AFL-CIO Veterans Council and International President of AFGE – appealed to union veterans to speak out against Fast Track.  A bill to “fast track” trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the biggest trade deal in the history of the United States referred to as “NAFTA on steroids – will be introduced in Congress any day now. Read More

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