Labor Day 2015: Our Message

As the nation observes Labor Day, a day set aside to honor the labor movement in the United States and the contributions that American workers have made to the country, we choose to honor them by working to secure their freedom in the workplace through right-to-work laws. Albert Einstein once said, “Everything that is really […]


Pennsylvania labor union leaders blast 401(k) plans they offer their own staff

By Evan Grossman  /   September 2, 2015 Pennsylvania labor union leaders accrue lucrative pensions while their own employees are offered inferior retirement plans. In the state’s ongoing pension reform battle, labor leaders like Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan have strongly opposed using 401(k) retirement plans as a way to curb skyrocketing pension costs, […]


Wolf and SEIU far too ‘cozy,’ says House GOP caucus

August 23, 2015 12:00 AM By Rich Lord and Kate Giammarise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A legislator-turned-organizer who now holds a position high in Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has been in regular communication with the labor union that used to employ him, in an arrangement that Harrisburg Republicans call too close for comfort. Michael Brunelle took […]


Complaint about unions’ political letter referred to PA attorney general

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has punted a complaint about a political letter sent by state and national teachers unions last fall, saying it’s up to Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office to decide what to do about it. In a July 21 order, the board said its rules and […]

U.S. seeks 22-plus years for ex-Ironworkers leader Joseph Dougherty

Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer Last updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 1:08 AM Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:44 PM Once one of the city’s most powerful labor leaders, Joseph Dougherty, the 73-year-old former chief of Ironworkers Local 401, will likely die in prison. Still, prosecutors have urged a federal judge to add at least […]

NLRB Backs Off Assault On Right-To-Work Laws…For Now

Posted by Editor on July 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm In a move that will surely disappoint unions, the National Labor Relations Board has announced that it is suspending its request for briefs on whether unions should be legally allowed to charge non-union members grievance fees in Right-to-Work states. Although the issue had become highly […]


Reflections on Independence Day

What is FREEDOM?  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines FREEDOM as “the quality or state of being free; the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; and the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous.” On July 4, […]


Supreme Court takes up dispute over union fees

Published June 30, 2015 Associated Press The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. The justices said Tuesday they will hear an appeal from a group of California teachers who say […]