Originally published in the Delaware Valley Journal
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 950, which proposes a state constitutional amendment empowering public sector union executives. Unfortunately, the initiative would hurt just about everyone else, including the rank-and-file teachers, first responders, and government workers legislators presumably want to help.
But don’t take my word for it—listen to Rep. David Delloso. The Democrat, who represents a portion of Delaware County, in his zeal to support HB 950, unintentionally reveals just how harmful it would be for workers.
Delloso, in House discussions, was attempting to refute valid arguments that the proposed amendment would violate public employee First Amendment rights. He boldly dismissed concerns HB 950’s ill-conceived language conflicts with federal law and, more specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME landmark ruling that in 2018 affirmed those very rights.
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