Tuesday, December 1, 2015

GOP's anti-union wing wants PA Right to Work rule

Upstate rebels call for a vote

GOP's anti-union wing wants PA Right to Work rule

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R., Butler) wants to eliminate public funding of Planned Parenthood from Pennsylvania´s budget. (Michael Matza / Staff Photographer)
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R., Butler) wants to eliminate public funding of Planned Parenthood from Pennsylvania's budget. (Michael Matza / Staff Photographer)

State Representatives Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), Jim Cox (R-Berks), Fred Keller (R-Union/Snyder), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Schuylkill), and Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), joined by private business-funded Americans for Prosperity, the nonunion Associated Builders and Contractors, National Right to Work Committee, National Federation of Business, PA Chamber of Business and Industry, PA Manufacturers’ Association, Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, Stop Teacher Strikes, and others, plans a Harrisburg news conference today to press Gov. Corbett to follow Michigan's example and pass a "Right to Work" law that would prevent unions from collecting dues from people who don't want to pay them. 

PA establishment Republicans have a long history of working with unions, especially in Senate leader Dom Pileggi's Delaware County. The reps, who mostly represent upstate, rural and elderly districts, are trying to push the GOP to combat remaining labor influence in the state.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

PhillyDeals posts interviews, drafts and updates that Joseph N. DiStefano writes alongside his Sunday and Monday columns and ongoing articles about Philadelphia-area business.

DiStefano studied economics, history and a little engineering at Penn. He taught writing and research at St. Joe’s. He has written for the Inquirer since 1989, except when he left a few times to work at Bloomberg and elsewhere. He wrote the book Comcasted, and raised six kids with his wife, who is a saint.

Reach Joseph N. at JoeD@phillynews.com, 215.854.5194, @PhillyJoeD. Read his blog posts at http://www.philly.com/PhillyDeals and his Inquirer columns at http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/joseph-distefano/. Bloomberg posts his items at NH BLG_PHILLYDEAL.

Reach Joseph N. at JoeD@phillynews.com or 215 854 5194.

Joseph N. DiStefano
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter