|Republican Teamsters warn PA's GOP lawmakers: 'We're Republican and we vote'|
Fred Wilson, president of Teamsters Local 776, in Harrisburg, Pa., said the bill is nothing more than a flat-out attack on workers' rights. It would prevent employers from honoring employees' voluntary request to deduct dues automatically from their paychecks. Said Wilson:
Attacking middle-class families should never be a partisan issue.
|Local 776 president Fred Wilson speaks|
York's mayor, C. Kim Bracey, and state Rep. Kevin Schreiber joined the Teamsters to discuss the damage H.B. 1507 would do to middle- and working-class families.
According to the Teamsters press release:
“Paycheck Deception is the product of the Koch Brothers, the same guys who have been weakening workers’ rights throughout the country to hurt the struggling American middle-class and outsource our jobs overseas,” Wilson said...
“HB 1507 has one purpose and only one purpose – to weaken unions and to lower our wages,” said Danny Grace, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 830 in Philadelphia.
All of the speakers urged Democrats and Republicans to defeat HB 1507 and work together to create jobs for a struggling middle class and not play politics with workers’ wages.
A non-partisan issue, representatives from Teamsters Local 776, which includes more than 2,800 registered Republicans, stood tall with the rest of the speakers in calling for the defeat of the bill.