Contact Information 

District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Right to Work Legislative Package Supported by Everett
1/22/2013
HARRISBURG – A six-bill legislative package designed to have Pennsylvania become the 25th Right to Work state in the nation was reintroduced in the House and featured at a press conference in the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today.

“I was a co-sponsor and supporter of the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative in the 2011-12 session and I am proud to back it again in this new session,” said Everett. “These bills, if enacted, would give our business climate a much-needed boost to help generate our economic recovery. Right to Work says it all. Our residents should be able to work in an environment where they are not forced to join a labor union and pay dues.”

Everett said there are six bills in the package, each specifically targeted at a particular sector of the labor market. Together, the bills would prohibit both public and private-sector employment from being conditional upon membership or non-membership in a labor organization; prohibit compulsory dues for non-union members; and give public employees the freedom to opt out of their union membership at any time during their contract.

“To me this is simply about freedom of choice – if a worker wants to belong to a union, that is certainly that worker’s right,” said Everett. “However, if a worker does not want to belong to a union, that worker should not have to, nor should the union have the right to, extract dues from a non-willing worker.”

Everett said there have been good economic results in Right to Work states.

Michigan was recently the 24th state to liberate its workers from the tyranny of the union political bosses – we should certainly be able to make Pennsylvania the 25th.

“There has been growth in employee pay in the private sector in the past 10 years, measured at 12 percent in the Right to Work states,” said Everett. “I believe this is the right way to go.”

Representative Garth D. Everett
84th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Raymond Smith
717.705.1834
rsmith@pahousegop.com
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