Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention March 27 Through March 29, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention March 27 Through March 29, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention March 27 Through March 29, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
PR Newswire
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2012







HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's 40th Constitutional Convention will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 17th and Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA, from Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29.

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, will address the Convention's general session on Tuesday, March 27. President Trumka is the nation's top labor leader, representing 12.2 million workers in the United States.

Other national and state labor and political leaders will be speaking during the Convention. Updated lists of speakers will be forwarded to you. The Convention's general sessions will be held in the Liberty Ballrooms of the Hotel which are on the Ballroom level (third level) of the Hotel. (See the Convention's general session schedule listed below.)

This will be the first Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention to be led by President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder. They were elected in 2010 at the Convention in Pittsburgh.  They are available for interviews with news reporters.  

The theme of this Convention is "The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO - a Rising Tide for America." The theme underscores the significant role of Pennsylvania's labor unions in setting the standards of leadership and progress for all workers across the nation.

It is no coincidence that the City of Philadelphia, which is the birthplace of freedom and liberty, is also the birthplace of our nation's trade union movement. Unions and worker associations have been an essential part of the fabric of our society since the very beginnings of our nation. 

Delegates, representing local unions, and other labor organizations affiliated with the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, are expected to attend this Convention. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is the largest labor organization in the State, representing over 800,000 union workers. The delegates will set the plans for electing pro-worker candidates in the 2012 elections, as well as setting policies to protect and create good jobs, quality affordable health care, retirement security, and improving opportunities for workers to form unions.  

Convention General Session Schedule, (subject to change):Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – (9:30am - noon)Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – (9:00am – 1:30pm)Thursday, March 29, 2012 – (9:00am – 2:00pm)

Other Pennsylvania AFL-CIO events to be held in conjunction with the Convention:

Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012 - Pennsylvania AFL-CIO/COPE Honorees Dinner.  

Honorees:David Fillman, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 13.  Ted Kirsch, President of AFT of Pennsylvania. Daniel Woodall, Jr., Business Manager, Laborers' Local 135.

Updated media advisories, including details for press registration, updated schedules of speakers, events, and availabilities will be forwarded as they are finalized.



 

 
SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO








 
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