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Public Sector OSHA Hearing Demonstrates Urgent Need For Change

This week, the Senate Democrat Policy Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 310, Senator Tartaglione’s public sector OSHA legislation. Several union leaders submitted testimony at the hearing in favor of the legislation. Additionally, opponents from the County Commissioners Association of PA and the Pennsylvania School Board Association opened up their remarks with their reasoning why money is more important than human life and safety on the job. Read More

AFSCME And PSEA Warn Senate Finance Committee Of The Costs Of Corbett’s Pension Proposals

On Wednesday, May 29th, AFSCME Executive Director David Fillman and PSEA Vice President Gerald Oleksiak testified in opposition to legislation which mirrors Governor Corbett’s pension proposal before the State Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster). Senator Brubaker supports the Governor’s proposal and has introduced Senate Bill 922 which is very similar to House Bill 1350 introduced by State Representative Chris Ross (R-Chester). Read More