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Rick and Frank with Wolf

Legislative Recap: The 2015-2016 Session

2016 marks the end of another two-year session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  The 2015-16 legislative session had both successes and setbacks for Pennsylvania’s working people.  Due to an incredible act of cooperation and collaboration between Labor leaders and legislators, progress was made in partially fixing the state’s unemployment compensation system. Read More
State Capitol

Attack On Pensions Defeated In The House – But Could Resurface

This afternoon, more than half of House Republicans joined with the entire Democratic caucus in voting down SB1071 by a final tally of 149 (N) to 52 (Y).  We would like to thank the legislators who opposed this terrible legislation today, and we would especially like to acknowledge the thousands of union members across the State who made phones calls and sent emails opposing SB1071 in the final days and hours before this critical vote. Read More
Attacks On Pensions

Urgent Action: Tell Your Rep To Oppose SB1071 – Most Dangerous Attack On Pensions Yet

The State House is currently debating SB1071, a terrible overhaul to the State’s public pension systems, which would take Pennsylvania from having one of the best pension systems in the County, to having the 3rd worst in the nation. What’s worse is that the bill would affect both future and CURRENT employees, undermining their retirement security and likely increasing the employee contribution.  Read More