HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder announced the endorsement of Tom Wolf for Governor in the November General Election on Tuesday November 4, 2014.
Mr. Wolf received a unanimous endorsement from the members of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council which represents over 800,000 union workers, the largest labor organization in Pennsylvania. The Council met in Harrisburg today.
In announcing the endorsement, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bloomingdale utilized a theme of the Wolf campaign of a fresh start for Pennsylvania’s working families. “Tom Wolf will provide a new direction for Pennsylvania one in which working men and women are part of the solution instead of being viewed as the cause of the problems. Tom Wolf believes as we do that the best is yet to come and by bringing people and institutions together we can recapture and regrow the good jobs and decent wages that provide economic opportunities for all workers,” Mr. Bloomingdale said.
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Snyder added, that Pennsylvania’s workers are fed up with the current administration, which has focused on everything except what matters most to them. Tom Wolf is raising the issues that workers care about – the need to restore funding for education and infrastructure investments as the keys to creating jobs and expanding the middle class. Mr. Wolf understands that you grow an economy from the ground up and not from the top down. We will work just as hard in supporting and electing Tom Wolf Governor, as we are doing to defend good jobs, defend decent pensions, and defend our rights to a strong voice in the workplace and in politics,” Mr. Snyder added.
President Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Snyder also announced the endorsement of Democratic State Senator Mike Stack for Lieutenant Governor.
Mr. Stack has a very strong record of supporting workers as a member of the State Senate and is also a member of the Philadelphia chapter of SAG/AFTRA/AFL-CIO.
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsements require a 2/3rds majority of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council comprised of representatives of labor unions and organizations affiliated with the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will be making endorsements in races for Pennsylvania’s congressional seats, the State Senate and the State House of Representatives on July 9, 2014.