AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the Nation's Top Union Leader, Joining Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William George, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Bloomingdale and Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Patrick Eiding in Leading Two Workers' Rallies in Downtown Philadelphia on Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010 Press Release J E 4

Downtown Philadelphia will be the Stage for Two Major Worker Rallies This

Friday, March 19, 2010

Harrisburg, PA: The nation's top union leader, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, will join Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William George, along with Secretary-Treasurer Richard Bloomingdale and Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Patrick Eiding in leading two rallies in downtown Philadelphia on Friday March 19, 2010.

At the first rally at 10:15 AM they will join the leaders of over 1,500 nurses and other professionals, whom are members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, (PASNAP), outside of Temple University Hospital to protest bad faith bargaining by the Temple University Hospital and call on the Hospital to reach a fair agreement so that a strike can be averted. This press event/rally will be held at the northeast corner of Broad and Ontario Streets and will also be led by Bill Cruice, Executive Director of PASNAP and Maureen May, RN, President of the Temple nurses union. Prior to the press conference the union, representing 1,500 nurses, healthcare professionals, and technical employees at Temple Hospital, will deliver a strike notice for March 31 to Temple Hospital officials.

At 11:45 AM the labor leaders will join with hundreds of union activists in leading a massive rally at Paine Plaza -- across from City Hall at 15th and JFK -- to tell Bank of America that it's time to pay up to restore the jobs Wall Street destroyed in the worst financial collapse since the great depression. This event is one of 200 actions happening across the country at the Big 6 Wall Street Banks now through March 26 demanding "Good Jobs Now: Make Wall Street Pay."

CONTACT: James Deegan, +1-717-231-2867, PA AFL-CIO

Bill Cruice, +1-215-219-6387, PASNAP

Jerry Silberman, +1-215-219-5158

Josh Goldstein, +1-202-637-5018

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- March 17/

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO


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