Labor Issues

Repeal the prevailing wage law. Enact additional reforms to the unemployment and workers compensation systems, reforms that target cost drivers in both.  Make Pennsylvania a right to work state by securing the right of employees to decide for themselves whether to join or financially support a union. 

PMA Bulletin - April 10, 2014

Strong Showing for Governor Corbett at Annual Conservative Event

Governor Tom Corbett earned praise last Friday from the “dean” of the conservative movement in Pennsylvania. Emphasizing the administration’s pro-growth efforts, Frederick W. Anton III told a crowded ballroom at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill that he was “100 percent behind the re-election of Tom Corbett.”

Pennsylvania’s One of Handful of States With Union Carve-Outs

Ron Miller said that a 2012 US Chamber of Commerce study entitled “Sabotage, Stalking and Stealth Exemptions: Special State Law for Labor Unions” alerted him to the special union carve-out. Pennsylvania stands out in the study, but is certainly not alone. Illinois, California, Nevada, and Wisconsin have similar laws protecting bad actors.

The study notes that the Wisconsin Legislature found it necessary to explicitly state that the crime of sabotage cannot be construed in any way that would impair or curtail any labor organizing activities.

PMA Bulletin - March 17, 2014

Miller’s Legislation Clears House

A February indictment of ten self-proclaimed union “THUGS” on federal conspiracy and racketeering charges turned out to prove what State Rep. Ron Miller (R-York) had been identifying for years.  The graphic descriptions of deplorable behavior in the indictment provided the final boost for Miller’s legislation that brings a “measure of civility” to labor negotiations.

STOP TAXPAYER FUNDING OF POLITICS

PMA calls for government to stop collecting political money for private groups

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association supports House Bill 1507, sponsored by Representative Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), and Senate Bill 1034, sponsored by Senator John Eichelberger (R-Blair), to end the corrupt practice of using taxpayer money on political activities.

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

PMA is pleased to announce the launch of a new half-hour cable program, “PMA Perspective”. The show will air on the Pennsylvania Cable News Network (PCN) and will focus on how policies enacted in Harrisburg and Washington impact manufacturers, job creators, and the overall health and welfare of the working men and women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond.

October 11th -- Last Day

Deadline Approaching: October 11th Last Day for Manufacturers to Submit Suggestions to U.S./Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council

The Regulatory Cooperation Council is an initiative between the U.S. and Canadian governments to align a number of regulations to increase trade, decrease costs to businesses, and improve choice for consumers. Manufacturers face real impacts when it comes to regulations, so you are invited to be an important part of the process.

PMA Bulletin: October 9, 2013

Labor Reform Says: “You Broke It, You Bought It”

Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blindfold and holding balanced scales, representing impartiality. But in Pennsylvania, the scales are tipped in favor of organized labor.

Union protectionism in Pennsylvania goes so far that it actually permits certain activities that would send anyone else to jail. Now, the House is advancing legislation to balance the interdependent working relationship of businesses, unions, and taxpayers.