One-third of all applicants are ineligible for good-paying jobs in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector due to drug use or drug test avoidance, according to a new study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association and conducted by Tel Opinion Research. The survey of 200 manufacturing business executives focused on their companies’ experience with drug testing and its impact on their workforce. The results indicate drug use by both potential and current workers is a legitimate concern facing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania.
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.