Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for collection of union dues

By State Rep. Bryan Cutler, lancasteronline.com

It is a principle of good government that electoral politics is not mixed with official government business. Yet state and local governments in Pennsylvania continue to collect political campaign funds on behalf of public-sector unions — and only public-sector unions. This is wrong and must change.

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NLRB Ambush Election Rule Weakens Worker Privacy

Government should not have the power to force private-sector employers to disclose workers’ private contact information to a third party special-interest group for any cause. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the National Labor Relations Board’s new ambush election rule will do.

Examiner: PLRB has no jurisdiction in unions’ complaint

By Jane M. Von Bergen, philly.com

Union carpenters and Teamsters angling to regain their jobs at the Convention Center had their hopes thwarted Monday when a hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board said the board did not have jurisdiction to handle a complaint filed by the two unions.

Report questions spending of federal job training dollars

By Jason Cato, Triblive.com

A nonprofit spent more than $1 million in federal money intended for job training in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties on questionable expenses, including salaries and a work vehicle for its then-president, according to the initial findings of a state investigation released Friday.