Rick Bloomingdale – PA AFL-CIO – What Does Janice vs AFSCME Mean To Public Sector Unions?

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale joins us to talk about the upcoming Janice vs. AFSCME supreme court case in February, the implications this could have for public sector unions around the country, and how we need to stand together in a united front.

Rick Bloomingdale – PA AFL-CIO – Shutting Down Paycheck Deception

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Rick Bloomingdale, President of the PA AFL-CIO comes on the program to talk about the great victory that was the shutting down of the paycheck deception, which was a bill to stop public sector unions from being able to collect dues through paychecks. Luckily the bill wasn’t just pulled, but it was voted on and shot down.

Frank Snyder – PA AFL-CIO – What is The AFL’s Plan For Labor Day?

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Frank Snyder of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO joins us to talk about what they are doing for Labor Day. The theme this year will be “Freedom To Join Together”. We also talk about the state budget and how it is going to be difficult to get it passed soon, but they do have to have it done by September 11th.

Rick Bloomingdale – PA ALF-CIO – Miners’ Healthcare and the ACA

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Rick Bloomingdale of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO asserts that regardless of a legislator’s personal position on the law of the land, they have an ethical and professional obligation to fund legislation that has already been voted on and passed, including on miners’ healthcare and the ACA.