Press Releases

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council Issues Endorsements in General Election

(HARRISBURG) The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council’s officers and vice presidents, representing more than 700,000 working people across the Commonwealth, issued endorsements for Pennsylvania’s general election.  Endorsed candidates must receive a two-thirds supermajority vote of the Council.  The following appellate court and special election candidates received the Council’s support. Read More

Statement on Global Labor Leader, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka’s Passing

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder. Global labor leader and proud PA native President Trumka passed away early Thursday morning. [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2021] – It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard L. 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