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Janus v. AFSCME and the Freedom to Join a Union

Unions are required by law to represent and negotiate on behalf of all workers in a bargaining unit, regardless of whether the individuals are dues-paying members.  In states with fair share fees, like Pennsylvania, public employees who benefit from collective bargaining agreements, union-negotiated benefits, and retirement and receive union representation in the disciplinary process, pay a fee for that representation and administration.  Read More
Education

Senate Bill 2 – Compromising Education for Public School Students

An education is a constitutionally protected right in Pennsylvania. According to our state Constitution: “The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.” Unfortunately, this week Senate Bill 2 passed out of the Senate Education Committee.  Read More