March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code
"Public employer." The Commonwealth, a political
subdivision, a school district and any officer, board,
commission, agency, authority or other instrumentality thereof.
"Wages." Hourly rates of pay, salary or other form of
compensation due to an employee for services rendered.
Section 4. Protection of public employee wages.
(a) Paycheck protection.--A public employer may not deduct
from the wages of a public employee money or funds to be used
for political contributions, except as required by a valid
collective bargaining agreement entered into between a public
employer and a representative of its employees prior to the
effective date of this section. No individual or organization
shall seek to have a political contribution deducted from the
wages of a public employee. A collective bargaining agreement
entered into, renewed or extended on or after the effective date
of this section shall not contain provisions authorizing or
requiring the deduction of political contributions.
(b) Applicability.--Nothing in this section shall be
construed to preclude a public employer from:
(1) deducting a designated amount for a charitable
contribution expressly authorized by an employee; or
(2) if required to do so by a collective bargaining
agreement entered into with a representative of its
employees, deducting from the wages of an employee
organization member an amount equal to, but not greater than,
a fair share fee.
Section 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect as follows:
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