By Andrew Staub / November 6, 2015
People involved in labor disputes in Pennsylvania are losing their free pass to stalk, harass or make threats to use weapons of mass destruction.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed legislation making all three activities a crime, even if they occur amid a standoff between union workers and their employers. As wild as it sounds, Pennsylvania state law provided an exemption for all those crimes, as long as they happened during a labor dispute.
“I believe it is important to allow men and women to come together and their voices heard,” Wolf said in a statement announcing he signed House Bill 874. “I also believe that any form of harassment by employees or employers is unacceptable.”