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AFP-PA Announces New Campaign Encouraging Support for Janus Rights Legislation

Jun 25, 2019 by AFP

Harrisburg, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) announced a new effort encouraging lawmakers to pass H.B. 785, Janus rights legislation that would ensure that all workers are informed of their rights asserted in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). H.B. 785 would require the state government to notify all new, returning, and non-union government employees that union membership is optional and requires the consent of each employee. The effort, which includes mailers, digital ads, and phone banking, comes the week of the one year anniversary of the Janus decision.

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AFP-PA State Director Ashley Klingensmith issued the following statement:

“This Janus rights bill is a step in the right direction for worker freedom. By requiring the government to notify employees of their right to consent to union membership, we can give Pennsylvanians greater control of their hard-earned paychecks and empower them to direct more income to their families or seek better performance from unions that wish to represent them.”

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Pennsylvanians behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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