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House Votes to Stand with Working Families by Not Advancing the Trade Package

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder called today's vote on the trade package a pivotal day in slowing down Fast Track and bad trade deals.

"We thank the members of Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation who had the integrity to stand with working families and voted against the bad trade package and we are very disappointed with those members who voted to send our jobs out of the country," President Bloomingdale said.

"The fact that we were able to slow it down is a testament to a monumental grassroots effort waged by union members, who refuse to be fooled that these free trade policies are somehow good for America. We must continue calling our members of Congress to defeat bad trade policies and support fair trade that protects jobs, raises the wages and the living standards of workers and communities here in Pennsylvania and across the nation," Secretary-Treasurer Snyder said.

"This fight is not over, it's just beginning, and we encourage our members and our allies to continue telling their elected officials to vote no on bad trade deals," Bloomingdale said.


SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

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