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 regulations call for it to refer allegations of improper political contributions to the state’s top prosecutor.
That leaves Kane to decide to do with the complaint from Mary Trometter, an assistant professor of culinary arts at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport and longtime member of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. She has accused the unions of violating state law after using dues money to send letters to educators’ family urging them to vote for now-Gov. Tom Wolf in November.