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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 21, 2017 10:19 AM
From: Senator Mike Folmer
To: All Senate members
Subject: Reintroduction of Right to Work
 
Shortly, I plan to reintroduce my Senate Bill 650 from last Session to make Pennsylvania a Right to Work state. Previous co-sponsors were: Eichelberger, Smucker, Alloway, Wagner, White, Vance, and Aument.

Despite certain rhetoric, a Right to Work law simply gives employees the right to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. Employees who presently work in the railway or airline industries already have this right; employees who work on a federal enclave sometimes have this right.

Earlier this year, Kentucky and Missouri became the 27th and 28th states to pass a Right to Work law. The latter’s new law takes effect this August.

The other Right to Work states (plus Guam) are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Please join me in working to make Pennsylvania the 29th Right to Work state.



Introduced as SB650