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Karima Howard has been a member of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 for 21 years. Born in Aliquippa, she is a union steel mill baby.

(HARRISBURG, PA) Today, Governor Tom Wolf delivered his final budget address.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, issued the

On Wednesday, January 12, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO hosted their first Labor 2022 retreat of the new year in Hershey, PA.  The meeti


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Contact: Sarah Hammond at shammond@paaflcio.org

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Announces Primary Endorsements for the 2022 Cycle

Liz Shuler is the first woman ever elected president of the AFL-CIO.

She took over a time when the world of work has been turned upside down.

Union organizing is happening in some unexpected places, and sometimes in ways that disrupt the traditional union playbook.

LABOR PRESS: You’ve been given such a huge responsibility now, with the death of your friend Rich Trumka [In August she was appointed to serve the remainder of his term.] But the entire time you’ve been involved, labor has been struggling to come back. Do you have a secret plan? What can the AFL-CIO do to rebuild the labor movement?

It was deeply disappointing that just days after our nation paid homage to the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, the same senators who praised his name struck down critical legislation that would have strengthened our election systems and ensured every American has the fundamental right to vote.

"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

(Harrisburg, PA) – Today, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Executive Council, on behalf of nearly 700,000 union workers across the Commonwealth, unanimously endorsed Attorney General Josh Shapiro for Governor.  

President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder made the following statements:

Communications Workers of America union member and longtime trade unionist Richard Womack was sworn in as a member of the Delaware County Council on January 3, 2022.  He has worked at the National AFL-CIO for twenty-four years and recently served as assistant to President Richard Trumka on Civil Rights and Community & Religious Affairs.  Brother Womack has a long history of public service.  He has served on the Darby Township Board of Commissioners for 12 years (2009-2021), holding leadership positions of Vice President and President for eight years.  He also spent seven years as the to

The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement on the one year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection: