Delco Times: Steelworkers endorse Rongione for 163rd seat

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times Posted: 01/21/14 United Steelworkers Union Local 10-1 endorsed Vince Rongione on Tuesday for the 163rd Legislative seat. Rongione, a Democrat from Upper Darby, is campaigning for the seat held by longtime Republican state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, of Upper Darby. Rongione announced his candidacy earlier this month. “Local 10-1 is part of the backbone of the local economy,” Rongione said. “They know what it’s like to fight for their jobs. I’m always going to fight for more and better jobs for the community. I was thrilled to have them with me.” Local 10-1 fought to save about 850 jobs when Sunoco announced its intentions …

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PoliticsPA: 1/22 Morning Buzz

Written by PoliticsPA Staff HD-163: United Steelworkers Local 10-1 members voted unanimously to endorse Vince Rongione, candidate for State Representative of the 163rd District. “Vince comes from a great union family and has a tenacious work ethic. Any steelworker would be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Vince in the fight for more and better jobs,” USW 10-1 President Jim Savage said. “Here at Local 10-1 we know what it means to fight for jobs and we know that Vince has what it takes to fight with us. That is why we unanimously endorsed him, and why we will work tirelessly to see him win.” Rongione is challenging incumbent …

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Column: Harrisburg’s inaction on transit funding puts citizens and state economy in peril

By VINCENT A. RONGIONE, Times Guest Columnist Printed in the Delco Times, 11/12/13 Recently political dysfunction in Washington cost the American economy $24 billion and the American people countless jobs and significant, unnecessary economic worry. Extreme elements of the House of Representatives held the government — and indeed the entire country — hostage to serve their own unpopular ideology. Now here at home in Pennsylvania, we are falling victim to the same Washington-style broken politics and unkept promises that keep our economy stuck in neutral and our families struggling. The Pennsylvania State Senate is made up of 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats. Nearly five months ago, that legislative body voted …

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