ARA of Pennsylvania

Intergenerational Social Security Forum at Ship U

PARA Board Member Alice Hoffman and ARA Field Organizer Adam Swope discuss Social Security at a forum on the campus of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, a public university in south central Pennsylvania.

Press Release

January 28, 2014

Pennsylvania House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 Pose a Threat to Worker Rights

“Current legislation under consideration, House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034, are an unfair attempt by right-wing legislators and their out-of-state billionaire backers to weaken unions and make it harder for union members to collect their dues, fair share payments, and voluntary PAC contributions,” said Wayne Burton, President of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, a retired professor of Political Science. “Thanks to unions, the middle class has been able to grow and improve its living conditions,” continued Burton.  “HB 1507 and SB 1034 are another sad attempt by some state legislators to reduce the voice of unions.  If these bills are passed, extreme politicians will make the middle class suffer.  This ‘right-to-work’-style legislation is actually designed to weaken the rights of workers by making it harder to run their organization.”

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