In the months since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision that precluded public sector unions from imposing “fair share” fees on nonmembers, a number of lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania by state employees over the practice.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Kate Klunk is taking another shot at making sure public sector workers in the state understand their rights in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME ruling.
To attorney David Osborne, the treatment of Pennsylvania state worker John Kabler by his union is a vestige of a bygone age.
Speaking before a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers, Duquesne University economics professor Antony Davies allowed that hiking the minimum wage in the state will have economic benefits for some workers.
Pennsylvania state Sen. Tom Killion is renewing his push to see the state’s film tax credit program expanded. He has introduced legislation that would dramatically increase the size of the program from $65 million a year in tax credits to $125 million.
When public sector employees in Pennsylvania commit crimes related to their work, there are laws in place to ensure that they won’t collect their pension benefits after they serve their sentence.
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that the state Department of Transportation tilted the playing field against nonunion construction companies when it required a “project labor agreement” for any firm that won the bidding on a road improvement project.
A new committee created in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has some lawmakers and observers excited about the potential to ensure that the executive branch of government is operating as it should, while others are criticizing the move as a politically motivated effort that duplicates existing authorities.
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale seemed to relish the fact that, for once, he was approaching a lectern to praise rather than criticize a governmental entity.
Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office is pretty much what it sounds like—an agency outside the Treasurer’s Office and the Department of Revenue tasked with taking an unbiased view of the state’s financial picture.