Could Pennsylvania be the next Right To Work state? John Luciew has the story at Pennlive.com.
Right-to-work legislation — legally clearing the way for workers to hold union-represented jobs without joining unions or paying dues — could be about to touch off a heated debate in Pennsylvania.
Or the measure could again go nowhere, a fate that has met similar efforts in the past in Pennsylvania.
Right-to-work proponents participating in today’s announcement include: state Republican Reps. Kathy Rapp, of Warren, Forest and McKea; Daryl Metcalfe, of Butler; Stephen Bloom, of Cumberland; Jim Cox, of Berks; Fred Keller, of Union and Snyder; and Jerry Knowles, of Berks and Schuylkill.
In addition, representatives from Americans for Prosperity–Pennsylvania, Associated Builders and Contractors, National Right to Work Committee, National Federation of Independent Businesses, PA Chamber of Business and Industry, PA Manufacturers’ Association, Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, and Stop Teacher Strikes, are on hand as supporters.
Sponsors of what’s called the “Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative” — a package of right-to-work bills — along with leading right-to-work advocates are hosting a news conference this morning to introduce what they bill as “zero-cost legislative measures to create jobs and restore basic freedoms to Pennsylvania workers.”