Union Crackdown Bill Advances in PA House

State would stop collecting dues for public unions.

A Pennsylvania House committee has passed a bill that would restrict the ability of the state to collect dues on behalf of public employee unions.

AP reports:

Under the bill, state and local governments would be allowed to continue the practice of deducting a “fair share” amount that is supposed to pay just for the cost of representing employees.

But it would stop the practice of deducting other voluntary amounts, including union dues that pay for issues advocacy and political action committee contributions.

Gov. Tom Corbett has said he would sign the bill if passed. Unions say the bill is an attack on worker’s rights.