UPMC employees, beware of card check

By Mark Mix, Tribune-Review

The ongoing effort to unionize the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has taken a turn to the theatrical after the SEIU announced that two union supporters would hold a seven-day hunger strike. This publicity stunt is designed to grab headlines, but such stories will likely obscure the real motive behind the SEIU’s campaign.

Should government stop collecting union dues?

The Morning Call

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering “paycheck protection” legislation to prohibit government agencies from collecting dues on behalf of unions. Supporters say taxpayer resources shouldn’t be used to help unions fund political activity; opponents say it’s meant to weaken unions.

It’s about … well, not kids

thetimes-tribune.com

Abington Heights teachers often have lamented the lack of public support they have received while engaging in their periodic strikes, blaming grandstanding by the school board, media sensationalism or any number of other factors.