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.

Public Union Democracy

Government Union Contracts Increase Again

  • August 22, 2023

Summary Pennsylvania elected officials routinely and secretly negotiate billion-dollar labor contracts with government union leaders from whom they often receive political donations. These labor contracts are a major cost of…

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Public Union Democracy

PA Needs to Empower Workers—Not Union Executives

  • David Osborne
  • June 6, 2023

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,…

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Public Union Democracy

Uprooting the Teachers Unions

  • Nathan Benefield
  • May 18, 2023

Originally published at The American Mind Across the country, teacher union leaders and leftist pundits frequently malign educational choice expansion as an insidious plot to “dismantle public education”…

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Public Union Democracy

Public sector union employees deserve more power over their leadership

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • May 8, 2023

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer In a stunning admission of incompetence, Jerry Jordan, the boss of Pennsylvania’s largest teachers’ union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, admitted he only…

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Public Union Democracy

These powerful unions helped flip the Pennsylvania House

  • David Osborne
  • May 4, 2023

Originally published in the Bucks County Courier Times Last November, Pennsylvania Democrats captured the state House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years. Behind the flip was…

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Public Union Democracy

Commonwealth Foundation’s Statement on House Passage of HB 950

  • May 3, 2023

May 3, 2023, Harrisburg, Pa.—Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 950, a constitutional amendment that would create a new “fundamental right” to organize and collectively bargain…

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Public Union Democracy

HB 950: A Power Grab for Union Executives at the Expense of Workers

  • May 1, 2023

Summary House Bill 950 proposes an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution creating a “fundamental right to organize and bargain collectively” for both private and public sector employees.[1]The…

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Public Union Democracy

Radical Union Leader Power Grab Advances in Pa. House

  • May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023, Harrisburg, Pa. — The Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee today advances House Bill 950, a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a new “fundamental right”…

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Public Union Democracy

Pennsylvania House Labor & Industry Committee Testimony on HB 950

  • David Osborne
  • April 26, 2023

Chairmen Dawkins and Mackenzie: Good afternoon. Thanks to Chairmen Dawkins and Mackenzie for the invitation to testify on this resolution, and thanks to the rest of the committee for your…

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Public Union Democracy

Teacher Unions Pick Politics Over Students and Teachers

  • Charles Mitchell
  • April 18, 2023

Originally published at The American Spectator There’s a war brewing in education — and it’s not just on parents. It’s on the teachers themselves — and the same unions…

Commentary

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Education

Common Ground in the Commonwealth Poll Findings

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • April 6, 2023

Summary The Common Ground in the Commonwealth Poll, conducted March 24-29, is the first in a series of quarterly surveys taking the pulse of voters on the “state of the…

Memo

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Fairness

A surefire way to destroy your political enemies

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • April 4, 2023

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer Our modern political life has wrought many ills. The fastest spreading contagion is no longer viewing fellow Americans with ideologies different from our…

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Public Union Democracy

Gov. Shapiro should represent workers over powerful campaign donors

  • Andrew Holman
  • March 28, 2023

Originally published in The Mercury Gov. Josh Shapiro frequently touts his commitment to “real freedom.” But delivering that freedom to all Pennsylvanians depends on whether he chooses to side…

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Fairness

No single person should have unchecked authority in Pennsylvania government

  • Kevin Kane
  • January 31, 2023

Originally published in The Bucks County Courier Times The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed Senate Bill 1, which moves three proposed constitutional amendments closer to the ballot. Before Pennsylvanians can vote…

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Government Accountability

To help child abuse survivors, Speaker Rozzi must play politics well

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • January 30, 2023

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer I’m done telling politicians, “Don’t play politics.” It clearly confuses them. Take Pennsylvania House Speaker Mark Rozzi. No, literally, please take him back…

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Fairness

Passing voter ID can help restore trust in elections

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • January 26, 2023

Originally published at City & State PA Our democratic system depends on trust – but Americans have become increasingly disillusioned by the political process. According to a poll conducted…

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