LOWER CHICHESTER >> Most of the candidates for state House and Senate in Delaware County attended a breakfast with the Delaware County AFL-CIO Saturday to ask for support and talk about issues related to labor — even though many of them are uncontested in the May 15 primary election.
At the packed United Steelworkers Local 10-234 hall, Richard Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, said such gatherings are the most basic tenants of democracy.
“This is where democracy begins – union halls, church basements, wherever it is people coming together to learn about the candidates so they can make informed decisions about who they should support when Election Day comes,” he said.
Candidates spoke for a few minutes each, then answered questions from the floor. George Piasecki, president of the Delaware County AFL-CIO, said endorsements would be made following the primary election.