Published 06 Apr, 2016
International President Harry Lombardo addressed the 42nd Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention today, speaking on the theme of “Solidarity is Power.” President Lombardo is joining both of the Democratic presidential candidates and other union leaders in Philadelphia this week and addressed the more than 700 delegates this morning. “I’m grateful to the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO for teaching me what solidarity means,” said the former longtime Local 234 president. “Solidarity is not just a slogan. An injury to one is an injury to all,” he continued.
Wednesday evening, President Lombardo will be honored as one of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO COPE award winners at a special reception. The following evening, President Lombardo went back to his roots for a banquet honoring his work with Local 234, where he served as President for many years. Current President Willie Brown, Executive Vice President Brian Pollitt and the other local officers toasted Lombardo’s long career with the local.