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PA - 2017 Bills to Watch
Updated On: May 08, 2017

The following bills were introduced to the 2017-2018, House / Senate sessions. It is through bills such as these that perform a direct attack on both Pennsylvania's unions and working people throughout the state. 

While there are a select few bills listed below that could have a positive impact the vast majority would result in significantly detrimental changes to the workplace for all Pennsylvanians. Even as this list is lengthy it doesn't include all anti-worker legislation currently in Pennsylvania.

Senate           Description
SB12 Minimum Wage increases and abuses to minimum wage having penalties
SB155 State Apprenticeship and Training Council - Assault on apprenticeship with a 2A to 1J ratio
SB166 Public Union "Paycheck Protection" - Teachers specifically
SB167 Disallowing Governmental withdrawl of money for political contributions - Teachers specifically
SB207 Establishes a mandatory sick leave
SB241 Equal Pay Law
SB311 Targets Fire and Police collective bargaining arbitration costs
SB333 Raises Prevailing Wage threshold from $25,000 to $180,000
SB494 Stops districts from paying for employees to carry out union duties
SB587 Changes PA Minimum Wage Act to reflect federal Fair Labor Standards Act. (Endorsed by ABC)
SB650 Introduces Right to Work
House           Description
HB12 Changes future State and School employees pensions
HB148 Exclude Healthcare facilities from Prevailing Rate
HB164 Stops districts from paying for employees to carry out union duties
HB172 Referendum by county basis - "Opt In" for prevailing wage
HB260 Eliminate Prevailing Wage
HB261 Worker Classification (Endorsed by ABC)
HB527 Raises Prevailing Wage threshold from $25,000 to $500,000
HB701 Mandatory paid sick leave
HB758 Tax incentives for construction and renovation
HB999 Prevailing Wage changed to only apply if 51% of cost is covered by public money
HB1005 Eliminates the State Apprenticeship Council. No Council, No Oversight. 1:1 Ratios
HB1066 1:1 Jobsite Ratio
HB1174 "Paycheck Protection"
HB1225 Establishes a temporary hold on Prevailing Wage 
HB1226 Increases Prevailing Wage threshold from $25,000 to $100,000
HB1227 "Suspends" Prevailing Wages for Bridge Repairs
HB1243 Equal Pay Legislation
HB1261 Schools exempt from Prevailing Wage

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