PA Legislators Wrestling with Forced Dues Laws
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania legislature is wrestling with the state’s forced dues laws which were voided by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation-won Janus v AFSCME ruling. David Lemery has the story in watchdog.org. Pennsylvania teachers interested in pursuing alternative professional education associations, such as Keystone Teachers Association, should consult the map at top of this page.
With this year’s lawmaking virtually wrapped up, the question of whether the state will try to reinforce or weaken Janus won’t be resolved until 2019 at the earliest. But according to a series of experts who testified this week at a hearing of the Senate Majority Policy Committee, if legislators don’t take some sort of action, they’ll simply be leaving the matter for the courts to decide – a process that could take many years and a lot of money in attorney’s fees to be resolved.