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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: November 19, 2019 08:50 AM
From: Representative Dan K. Williams and Rep. David M. Delloso, Rep. Joe Ciresi, Rep. Jennifer O'Mara, Rep. Steven R. Malagari
To: All House members
Subject: Strengthening Worker’s Collective Bargaining Rights
The brave workers that stand up for their rights create better lives for their families. We need to ensure that our healthcare workers, retail workers, construction workers, factory workers, steel workers, and all Pennsylvania workers have the ability to fight for fair wages, a safe workplace, dependable healthcare, reasonable leave time, and retirement benefits.

In order to strengthen worker rights, I am introducing legislation making numerous changes and updates to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act. We need to establish that predatory corporations that violate workers’ rights are subject to penalties for worker misclassification. In addition, we need to ensure that newly formed unions and their corporate counterparts have access to mediation and arbitration as they work to complete their first contract. Lastly, we need to refine the process for unions to collect fair-share fees that would cover the costs of representing all workers in the collective bargaining unit.

By protecting workers, we are protecting a bright future for our Commonwealth. I ask that you support this legislation and join me in supporting our Pennsylvania workers.

Introduced as HB2289