UNIONS HAVE BROAD APPEAL IN PA., STAUNCHING RIGHT-TO-WORK EFFORTS

By Eric Boehm, Human Events

On the surface, Pennsylvania looks like it could be the next front in the ongoing battle between Republicans and big labor that flared up in Michigan this week as lawmakers there approved so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

The Keystone State, like Michigan – and Indiana and Ohio, where similar battles have gone down — has a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled Legislature. Like those other states, it has a long history of powerful labor unions.

But all is quiet on the labor front in Pennsylvania, at least for right now. And Gov. Tom Corbett indicated this week that he does not plan on changing that.

NO ‘WILL’: Gov. Tom Corbett said the Pennsylvania legislature lacks the will to pass right-to-work laws.

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/12/16/unions-have

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