Richard Bloomingdale

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Richard Wallace Bloomingdale
Rick Bloomingdale Pennsylvania AFL CIO.jpg
Bloomingdale speaking at a 2009 rally in support of the Employee Free Choice Act
President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
Assumed office
June 1, 2010
Preceded byBill George
Personal details
Spouse(s)Karen
ChildrenNik and Linda
ResidenceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
Alma materUniversity of Arizona
OccupationLabor Leader

Richard Wallace "Rick" Bloomingdale is a labor union activist who has served as President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO since 2010.

He began his career with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in 1977, where he worked as a Project Staff Representative of Local 449 and as Assistant Director and State Political/Legislative Director of AFSCME Council 13. In 1994, he was named Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. In 2010, he was elected President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.

In 2002, he was named to the PoliticsPA "Sy Snyder's Power 50" list of politically influential Pennsylvanians.[1] He was also named to the PoliticsPA list of "Pennsylvania's Top Political Activists."[2]

He has lectured on the topic of "workforce development" at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.[3] He was named to the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in 2003 and was appointed chairman in August 2005.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sy Snyder's Power 50". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-04-21.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania's Top Political Activists". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-11-13.
  3. ^ a b "Richard W. Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer". Officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. May 2004. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008.

External links[edit]

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