Unions & Labor Policy

Recent Issues

Union Resignation Guide

Are you dissatisfied with your union representation? If so, you have the power to resign your membership without paying an agency fee. Here are pointers to guide you through the process.

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Paycheck Protection Toolkit

Currently, state and local governments, including school districts, use taxpayer-funded payroll systems and public employee time to collect union campaign contributions as well as union membership dues, a portion of which is used for political activity. Government unions spend dues money on a variety of political activities, including get-out-the-vote drives, election mailers in support of candidates, lobbying of legislators, TV and radio ads, and fundraising for political action committees.

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A Christmas Wish List for Pennsylvania

“No more lives torn apart, and wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts.” You might recognize those words from the ubiquitous-around-the-holidays song, “Grown-Up Christmas List.” Grown up? Sure. Likely to happen? Not on this planet. Here is a Christmas wish list that can come true and would make Pennsylvania a place where everyone can thrive.

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Recent Blog Posts

Union Donations to Gov. Wolf Drown Out School Choice

Parents who support school choice initiatives should know that the teachers unions continue to excercise an oversized influence over Governor Wolf. That much is made clear by the donations the unions have made in just the most recent election cycles. 

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The Cost of Secretly-Negotiated Government Union Contracts

Governor Wolf and union officials have been engaged in secret negotiations over employee contracts. The estimated additional cost of those special meetings? $2B over just 4 years. 

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How to Fix the Teacher Shortage in Pa.

Pay isn’t the cause of scarcity in the teaching labor market. The average teacher’s salary in the commonwealth is $67,500, which when adjusted for the cost of living, ranks second in the nation.

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