Reporting Mike Pintek
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe has proposed legislation to make the Commonwealth a right to work state.
Metcalfe tells KDKA’s Mike Pintek that being forced to join a union is un-American and the issue “should be very important to everybody who loves freedom in Pennsylvania!”
“Currently under Pennsylvania law, if you’re looking for employment and you happen to find a job at a company or a facility where it’s a union shop,” Metcalfe explains, “then to enjoy having the opportunity to have that job, you have to pay the union some component of their union dues or you have to join that union and pay full dues.”
“Right now, we have a state of compulsory unionism in Pennsylvania,” Melcalfe adds, “and we would like to have our policy changed and move in the direction of 22 other states which are right to work states where they’ve actually brought compulsory unionism to an end… and restore that freedom for people to actually find employment without being forced to pay money to a private, politically-driven organization that they might not otherwise choose to be associated with.”