The “Right to Organize” constitutional amendment would undermine the rights of workers across the commonwealth.
The Right to Organize constitutional amendment, proposed as House Bill 950, would strip constitutional protections from Pennsylvania workers. Only one other state in the nation has taken this extreme of a measure: Illinois.
This bill would weaken the rights of workers by permanently banning future right-to-work laws in the commonwealth. These laws, which exist in over half of the nation’s states, prevent workers from being fired if they choose not to join a union or pay fees to a union. Using a limited one-seat majority in the state House, the House Labor and Industry Committee is hastily advancing legislation that starts the process to amend the state constitution with just a single one-hour hearing.
Harrisburg should do everything possible to make it easier for Pennsylvanians from Punxsutawney to Pittston to earn a living on their terms. At a time in our commonwealth where labor participation is a key concern and families are struggling to make ends meet due to inflationary impacts, this legislation pours salt on the wound by forever abridging workers’ rights.
Please oppose this harmful, anti-worker legislation.