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SB 166 Defeated in the PA House!

Over the last two weeks, labor activists across the Commonwealth have made calls, sent emails and visited their state representatives as right-wing legislators and lobbyists moved to pass Senate Bill 166, paycheck “protection”.  But our grassroots efforts paid off. On the first evening of Hanukkah, PA State Representatives took a vote on the piece of anti-worker legislation, and SB 166 FAILED 90-102. Read More
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So-Called Paycheck ‘Protection’ Bills Pass Through State Government Committee

A “cowardly attack” on the rights of Pennsylvania’s working people. Today, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee passed House Bill 1174 and Senate Bill 166.  The Officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO made the following statements: “The State Government Committee of the Pennsylvania House launched a cowardly and shameful attack on the first amendment rights of working people and the security of their unions.   Read More