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                                                      PRINTER'S NO. 1898

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 1541 Session of 2005


        INTRODUCED BY STEIL, BOYD, CLYMER, GINGRICH, GOODMAN, HARRIS,
           HENNESSEY, HERSHEY, M. KELLER, LEH, McGILL, R. MILLER,
           NAILOR, PYLE, REICHLEY, ROHRER, ROSS, RUBLEY, SATHER, SAYLOR,
           SCHRODER AND E. Z. TAYLOR, MAY 9, 2005

        REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LABOR RELATIONS, MAY 9, 2005

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L.563, No.195), entitled
     2     "An act establishing rights in public employes to organize
     3     and bargain collectively through selected representatives;
     4     defining public employes to include employes of nonprofit
     5     organizations and institutions; providing compulsory
     6     mediation and fact-finding, for collective bargaining
     7     impasses; providing arbitration for certain public employes
     8     for collective bargaining impasses; defining the scope of
     9     collective bargaining; establishing unfair employe and
    10     employer practices; prohibiting strikes for certain public
    11     employes; permitting strikes under limited conditions;
    12     providing penalties for violations; and establishing
    13     procedures for implementation," further providing for unfair
    14     practices by employee organizations, their agents or
    15     representatives and public employees.

    16     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    17  hereby enacts as follows:
    18     Section 1.  Section 1201(b)(6) of the act of July 23, 1970
    19  (P.L.563, No.195), known as the Public Employe Relations Act, is
    20  amended to read:
    21     Section 1201.  * * *
    22     (b)  Employe organizations, their agents, or representatives,
    23  or public employes are prohibited from:


     1     * * *
     2     (6)  Calling, instituting, maintaining or conducting a strike
     3  or boycott against any public employer or picketing any place of
     4  business of a public employer on account of any jurisdictional
     5  controversy, or calling, instituting, maintaining, or conducting
     6  a strike or boycott against any public employer or picketing any
     7  place of business of a public employer without prior
     8  authorization by a majority vote conducted by secret ballot of
     9  an employe organization's membership.
    10     * * *
    11     Section 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.













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