Unions across Pennsylvania are fighting a proposal that would end the practice of automatically deducting dues from public workers’ paychecks. The plan squelches the voice of organized labor, the labor groups say.

“This is as vindictive, just ‘get-the-union’ kind of a piece of legislation,” said David Fillman, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 13.

Two bills, one in the state House and one in the Senate, would prohibit unions from negotiating the paycheck deductions into collective bargaining agreements.

Lawmakers haven’t voted — both bills are still in committees – but the rhetoric over the proposal flared over the past week as lawmakers’ held closed-door discussions about the legislation.
Unions coalesce against ‘paycheck protection’ legislation | PA Independent