State House panel to vote on collective-bargaining transparency bills

Pennsylvania Business Daily

Two bills designed to make union collective-bargaining negotiations more publicly transparent will be discussed and voted on by the House State Government Committee at a meeting to be convened by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Dist. 12), the committee’s chairman, on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in Room G-50 of the Irvis Office Building.

Letter Exposes NLRB Official’s Apparent Conflict of Interest and Possible Violation of Law

Labor Union Report

In what seems to be more evidence of the National Labor Relations Board’s pro-union leanings, a recent letter to members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation details what appears to be certain conflicts of interest by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) office in Philadelphia, including fundraising from unions and pro-union law firms.

Union work on taxpayers’ dime

By James Sherk and Nate Bohlander, Philly.com

In 1976, Jerry Jordan began his career teaching Spanish in Philadelphia public schools. A decade later, Jordan left the classroom to work full time for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. He is now the union’s president, negotiating with public officials for union members’ wages and benefits – but there’s one big problem.

Illegal union dues ‘rebate’ scam exposed

By Nate Bohlander, The Mercury

Dr. Mary Ann Dailey grew up in a union household in southwestern Pennsylvania. Her late father was a staunch union member, and many of her relatives proudly joined trade unions because they believed that these organizations had workers’ best interests in mind. That’s why Dailey, who teaches nursing at Slippery Rock University, joined a college faculty union nine years ago.