Local 614 is a utility local representing members employed by Exelon/PECO Energy and Veolia Energy.
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P.O. Box 32 Woodlyn, PA 19094 – Office: 610-876-4912 – Fax: 610-876-4913
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LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
We want to remind everyone that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that no modern, technological medical miracle can ever fully restore us to that condition whereupon we first entered the world. Please let LIFE and SAFETY be your first and lasting choice throughout this busy day. For without Life; Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are mere vapors in the wind…
It is with the deepest sympathy we must announce that LU 614 Executive Board member Rob Steins father passed away on April 2, 2014. Please keep Rob and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this most bittersweet event.
Minor J. Stein, 91, of 325 Haverford Place, formerly of Sunbury, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Paoli Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was born May 27, 1922, in Sunbury, the son of the late Minor W. and Jessie (Johnson) Stein.
A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Olley-Gotlob Funeral Home, 539 Race St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11 with the Rev. Hugh Coulbourne officiating.
Burial will be in Pomfret Manor Cemetery with full military honors accorded by American Legion Posts 44 and 201.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Minor’s memory may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086-0921, or on the web at www.supportveterans.org.
The Pennsylvania Labor Movement in 2014 has been defined by the fight against anti-union legislation that would interfere with negotiated dues deduction. Backed by out-of-state billionaires and corporate lobbyists, House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would make it illegal for public sector unions to collectively bargain for automatic deduction of union dues. This is widely understood to be a critical step towards making Pennsylvania the next “Right to Work” state.
Over the past two months, union members and allies have taken this threat seriously. There have been hundreds of in-district meetings with legislators, thousands of doors knocked, and tens of thousands of letters delivered to State Senators and Representatives – and the intense focus on this issue seems to have at least temporarily stalled the bills at the state level.
But last week we raised the alarm about the fight against “Right to Work” heating up at the local level in Pennsylvania. This month, a few Republican-controlled counties passed resolutions in support of so-called “Paycheck Protection” legislation; then they took this local strategy to the next level. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) met in Harrisburg this week for the Spring Conference Business Meeting. On the agenda – and recommended by the CCAP Resolutions Committee – was Resolution No. 1, which “supports legislation to prohibit the collection of membership dues, legal defense fund contributions or fees, and political/campaign contributions by government as a matter for collective bargaining with public sector unions.”
In Pennsylvania, 53 of our 67 counties are Republican controlled, but The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO led the charge, along with many affiliates, local unions, and Central Labor Councils across the state, and asked union members to reach out to their County Commissioners and ask them to oppose Resolution 1. Thousands of members responded, in what was an unprecedented Statewide effort to mobilize union members to lobby their local elected officials.
We are pleased to report that yesterday, the County Commissioner who introduced Resolution 1 chose to withdraw it from consideration, rather than allow it to be voted on by the body. Thank you to County leaders from across the Commonwealth for rejecting this misguided resolution.
“This week’s events further demonstrate the solidarity and engagement which have allowed Pennsylvania’s Labor Movement to hold off many of the most egregious attacks on our fundamental rights” said Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale. “Regardless of the strategies that the other side uses, the Labor Movement will not be divided, and we will not be caught off-guard, giving new meaning to ‘rapid response’,” added Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder.
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LU 614 State Legislative Update:
Just a sampling of the Tuesday, January 28th turnout at the Harrisburg AFL-CIO News Conference / Rally opposing HB 1507 and SB 1034 the so called “paycheck protection legislation” that is being pushed by “the Commonwealth Foundation,” ALAC, and every other enemy of the working man whether organized or not. Proud to be Union!
House Bill 1507 is what ALEC and the Koch brothers call a “Paycheck Protection” bill. They have already been targeting direct mail into the state to spread lies in support of this bill, claiming that taxpayers are paying for union dues collection for public employees, and that teachers and state workers are forced to contribute to political and legislative activism.
The facts are clear, even though you won’t hear them in the commercials that the Koch brothers are financing. Automatic payroll deduction of dues is not mandated by any law, rather it is bargained for during contract negotiations. This deduction does not cost taxpayers money. Unions already agreed to reimburse the state for costs associated with deductions of PAC funds, but according to the State of Pennsylvania, there is no measurable cost to be reimbursed.
While the reasons that the other side gives for pushing this legislation are dishonest, their true goal is obvious. It’s simple. This legislation would force unions to spend resources to collect union dues, and make it nearly impossible to collect the fair share fees that non-members must pay to cover their union representation. At the end of the day that means unions will be weakened, and have less ability to advocate for employees in the workplace and in the legislature. This would open the flood gates for a wide range of anti-worker legislation that would be sure to follow.
There is no doubt that the passage of HB 1507 would mean that Pennsylvania would become the next right to work state. Don’t be silent on this issue. We expect this bill to move very quickly, with significant resources flooding into Pennsylvania to back this latest attack on the middle class.
First Energy and UNION talks show little progress
WJAC Channel 6 from Johnstown, PA, interviewed Pennelec workers walking the picket line with their families to show how many people are being directly affected by the company’s decision to initiate a lock out against UWUA Local 102, Branch 180.
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