Today, the House Labor and Industry Committee passed the employee rights notification bill, HB 785. Sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), this legislation ensures public employees can make informed choices about union membership.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that unions can no longer force public employees to pay union fees just to keep their jobs. The problem? Pennsylvania law still allows unions to impose these “fair share fees” on non-members—violating the Court’s ruling. Plus, government doesn’t have to tell workers about their options.
Without proactive legislative protections, workers are being deprived of their constitutional rights to freely choose what organizations they join and support.