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
Brothers and Sisters,
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…
As this year’s budget comes down to the wire… and beyond, Tom Corbett is trying every trick in the book to force through at least one piece of his extreme union-busting agenda. Earlier today, a plan to kill public sector pensions was actually being debated on the House floor, until Rep. DiGirolamo was able to get the bill referred to the House Human Services Committee. But the threat is not over. E-Mail Your Representative Now!
The House is currently scheduled to come back into session at 6:30pm tonight to try and move the Paycheck Protection bill. Labor’s solidarity and your contact with your legislators have been the keys to keeping this legislation at bay so far, but Tom Corbett is desperate. There is incredible pressure being brought to bear on all members of the House right now.
Do you know where your Representative stands on Paycheck Protection?
Make sure to reach out one last time, thank them for standing with labor, or urge them to do so! E-Mail Your Representative Now!
PENNSYLVANIA AFL-CIO Condemns “Paycheck Deception” Bill Approved by State House Government Committee Today
HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement in response to the ongoing attack against working families by the State House Government Committee, chaired by State Representative Daryl Metcalfe.
President Bloomingdale stated, “This extreme legislation – House Bill 1507 – silences the voices of working families and their ability to advocate for safe jobs, improvements in services, public safety and policies that expand our middle class. It tilts the balance against workers in favor of corporations, allowing them to continue using payroll deductions to fund the political and legislative campaigns that they choose. This bill singles workers while allowing corporations off Scot-free, ignoring corporate payroll-deducted contributions, such as those for insurance companies, who use the money for their own lobbying.” President Bloomingdale urged state lawmakers to reject 1507, “As, it reeks of discrimination, and it interferes with the collective bargaining process agreed to by both the employer, and employee”.
“Voters and taxpayers would be appalled if they knew the wasted time and money that was being exerted on another one of Corbett or Metcalfe’s twisted, ideological schemes. This witch hunt, has nothing to do with passing a fiscally responsible budget,” Secretary-Treasurer Snyder added. “This is not about protecting taxpayer’s money, it is about union busting – plain and simple. Let’s address the issues that matter to Pennsylvanians. This is not one of them.”
Your collective action so far in 2014 has played a huge role in keeping HB1507 from getting a vote on the House floor. This so called “paycheck protection” bill, as you know by now, is nothing but a power grab by out-of-state billionaires who want to bankrupt unions so they can pass a whole buffet of anti-worker legislation without opposition. Legislators in Harrisburg have gotten the message loud and clear that these bills are toxic, but that doesn’t mean the threat is over.
Last month, your quick action helped head off a scheme to advance this dangerous legislation at the local level, by introducing a resolution in support of HB 1507 at the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania annual meeting. The resolution was withdrawn following a strong outcry to your local elected officials.
But their bag of tricks is not empty yet. Amendments have been introduced to various bills that would simply add this attack on collective bargaining to existing legislation. Some lawmakers may think that they can sneak these union-busting attacks onto Corbett’s desk by hiding them inside other bills, but together we can shed a light on what they are attempting.
Your collective action so far in 2014 has played a huge role in keeping HB1507 from getting a vote on the House floor. This so called “paycheck protection” bill, as you know by now, is nothing but a power grab by out-of-state billionaires who want to bankrupt unions so they can pass a whole buffet of anti-worker legislation without opposition. Read More
Unbelievably, the other side is trying to attach these attacks to bills that provide funding for special education or safe schools, or relief for distressed municipalities.
Tell them that you see through these games, and that you want them to oppose ANY amendments that will take away your collective bargaining rights; and to oppose ANY bill that includes these types of amendments.
Have you heard of the 4th verse of the National Anthem? This former marine stuns the crowd and bursts them into thunderous applause! Please view the photo/link below lest we forget…
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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.
Please tell Congress NOT to DESERT UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS.. Call Congress now at 845-809-4509 and tell them to get to work and EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS! Our economy is fragile – millions of people remain without work and good jobs are still hard to come by. Now isn’t the time to leave jobless workers out in the cold…
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“Now it’s time to practice hanging tough. That’s a necessity, because every accomplishment, every success, has to go through tough times… Patience is the possibility thinker’s all-powerful secret weapon.”
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The bigger IBEW-COPE gets, the bigger our voice in Washington, D.C., as well as in the State Houses.
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