Pennsylvania’s public labor unions signaled they are ready for a fight during the AFL-CIO state convention in Pittsburgh.
As the head of a union whose members allegedly teach respect and civility, PSEA President Michael Crossey in his column, labeled critics of the failing public school system “bullies, who want to silence our voices.”
“As a boss, you don’t ask employees to contribute to a cause, because it could be seen as coercive. It can also be seen as a not-so-subtle hint to reporters to skew their coverage.”
Pennsylvania Republican Party mavericks thumped the GOP establishment Tuesday with a write-in campaign winning a state Senate seat for York businessman Scott Wagner.
Pennsylvania Senate Democrats apparently agree that borrowing $9 billion to temporarily paper over the state’s $49 billion public pension shortfall is a good idea.
Pennsylvania public union leaders said Wednesday if a proposed “Paycheck Protection” bill is signed into law it will cost the unions a considerable amount of money and manpower, diminishing normal union representation activities.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) has taken the unusual step of involving himself in the state legislative battle over “paycheck protection” by asking Republican leadership in the General Assembly to refuse to consider the measure.
Two bills, bottled up for months in state House and Senate committees, are apparently causing public employee unions so much concern they have started a door-to-door misinformation campaign in targeted Republican House districts.
A new statewide poll shows Pennsylvania union members disagree with their leaders and are supportive of pending paycheck protection legislation.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Gene DiGirolamo may be the most popular Republican in the Pennsylvania House — among Democrats, that is. The 63-year-old Bucks County resident is a consistent vote for labor union positions, and has contested most major legislation backed by the GOP majority and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. DiGirolamo not only votes against reform measures, he […]