Pennsylvania will only become a beacon for opportunity when its policies are in the hands of taxpayers and citizens, not special interests and bureaucrats. It’s vital that our government is accountable to the people—not organizations or institutions. Policies that advance transparency and restore workers’ rights are the keys to this happening.

Government Accountability

Stefano: Tired of politics? Stand by these values.

  • February 21, 2024

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano, in her column this week, called on readers to resist politicians who “subvert democratic norms” for political purposes.  Stefano writes:…

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Government Accountability

Tired of politics? Stand by these values.

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 20, 2024

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Leading up to a likely Trump vs. Biden face-off for the presidency, a Pew Research Center report released in…

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Public Union Democracy

Lawsuits allege government union officers engaged in dubious financial schemes

  • Kevin Mooney
  • February 15, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty Union officers have knowingly undermined the financial well-being of their members through deliberate acts of misinformation and misappropriation, according to ongoing litigation in…

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Public Union Democracy

With Unions, the Numbers Tell the Story

  • David Osborne
  • February 2, 2024

Originally published at Townhall Newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows union membership rates fell nationwide last year, continuing a yearslong trend. BLS’s union…

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Public Union Democracy

Government Unions Prioritize Politics Over Representation

  • Kevin Mooney
  • January 26, 2024

Originally published at DC Journal According to an analysis of campaign finance records, government unions place a significant premium on political activism than on representing their members. This is…

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Public Union Democracy

Public Sector Unions Aren’t Doing Well

  • Charles Mitchell
  • December 28, 2023

Originally published at The American Spectator Union strikes are all the rage these days. From automobile workers to television writers, labor strikes have dominated the news cycle this year —…

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Public Union Democracy

When Unions Play Politics

  • David Osborne
  • December 22, 2023

Originally published at Townhall Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud recently observed, “Basketball players want to be football players, and football players want to be basketball players.”…

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Public Union Democracy

PA House Democrats Want You to Pay Striking Workers

  • David Osborne
  • December 13, 2023

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania Publicly funding people not to work is too radical a policy even for California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Though he has every reason to curry favor…

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Education

Pa. Tracking Poll: Biden Faces Political Headwinds on Eve of Pa. Visit

  • December 7, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., December 7, 2023 – As President Biden prepares for his ninth visit to Pennsylvania in 2023—his most-visited state aside from Delaware, his home state—he is struggling to connect with…

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Public Union Democracy

Government Unions Spent Over $708 Million on Near-Exclusively Leftist Causes

  • December 7, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., December 7, 2023 — The four largest public-sector unions—the National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),…

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Public Union Democracy

The Battle for Worker Freedom: How Government Unions Fund Politics Across the Country

  • Andrew Holman, David Osborne
  • December 4, 2023

Key Findings The four largest government unions, the National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and Service Employees International…

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Public Union Democracy

Taxpayer-Funded Strikes Would be Bad for All Pennsylvanians

  • November 15, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., November 15, 2023 – The Commonwealth Foundation highlighted major problems with House Bill (HB) 1481. If passed, this legislation will provide unemployment benefits for striking workers, effectively forcing taxpayers…

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Public Union Democracy

Unions are hurting taxpayers and Pennsylvania’s economy

  • David Osborne
  • October 26, 2023

Originally published at The Patriot-News The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike recently reached Dauphin County, with 145 employees at the Mack Trucks remanufacturing plant in Lower Swatara Township walking…

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Public Union Democracy

Union Pandering Disguised as Railway Safety

  • Nathan Benefield
  • October 24, 2023

Originally published at RealClearPolicy More workers have gone on strike in the first nine months of 2023 than in all of 2022. Philadelphia alone saw strikes at Temple University, Rutgers University,…

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Public Union Democracy

UAW Ain’t Nothin’ Compared to Public Sector Unions

  • David Osborne
  • October 14, 2023

Originally published at Townhall For the media and union executives, the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against automotive plants in Missouri, Ohio, and Michigan is the gift that keeps…

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Government Accountability

Shapiro’s ‘Voter Registration’ Change Just Another Photo Op

  • Nathan Benefield
  • October 2, 2023

Originally published in The American Spectator Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro announced, with great fanfare, that he is implementing “automatic voter registration” in the Keystone State.

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Public Union Democracy

Commonwealth Foundation Supports Advancement of Senate Bill 399

  • September 19, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., September 19, 2023 – Today, the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee advanced Senate Bill 399, a critical piece of legislation that brings urgently needed transparency to the…

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