Using his public school district email address, Southern Lehigh Education Association (SLEA) President Edward Sinkler encouraged members to lobby against pension reform.
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State lawmakers had several opportunities to reduce the political power of labor unions this fiscal year, but failed to pass the necessary legislation.
I was on The David Madeira Show this morning to talk about the death of pension reform in Pennsylvania and how a “moderate” Republican helped bury it.
State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo thwarted Gov. Tom Corbett’s call for pension reform when his motion to recommit the bill to committee passed in the House 107-96.
As the Pennsylvania legislature battles out the budget in Harrisburg, many legislators have suggested tax increases to bridge a $1 billion budget gap.
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers bused members to Harrisburg today to demand more money, while contract negotiations seem to be at a standstill.
The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is in Harrisburg today lobbying legislators to pass a budget that favors one of its major funding sources, labor unions.
A Pennsylvania teachers union president used her district email to encourage members to lobby against a pension proposal under consideration in Harrisburg.
Republican State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo called the Medicaid expansion “absolutely the right thing for Pennsylvania” and began pushing for it last week.
UFCW Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young IV told Media Trackers that his union “shouldn’t be held to a different standard than everyone else.”