Teamster members and leaders joined with York County legislators to denounce what has been termed the ‘Paycheck Deception Bill’ (House Bill 1507) at a press conference today.
“This bill is nothing more than a flat-out attack on workers’ rights,” said Fred Wilson, President of Teamsters Local 776, in Harrisburg, Pa. “Attacking middle-class families should never be a partisan issue.
“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.
State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, (95th District), along with representatives from other labor unions, joined the press conference as an act of solidarity against HB 1507.
“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.
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