Richard Wallace "Rick" Bloomingdale is a labor union activist who has served as President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO since 2010.
|Richard Wallace Bloomingdale|
Bloomingdale speaking at a 2009 rally in support of the Employee Free Choice Act
|President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO|
June 1, 2010
|Preceded by||Bill George|
|Children||Nik and Linda|
|Alma mater||University of Arizona|
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. He was also named to the PoliticsPA list of "Pennsylvania's Top Political Activists."
He has lectured on the topic of "workforce development" at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was named to the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in 2003 and was appointed chairman in August 2005.
- "Sy Snyder's Power 50". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-04-21.
- "Pennsylvania's Top Political Activists". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-11-13.
- "Richard W. Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer". Officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. May 2004. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008.