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DC 21’s POLITICAL MISSION STATEMENT IS, to secure and maintain Legislation that benefits our members and their families. We support Elected officials that understand the environment of the construction industry and the necessity for safety and an educated workforce in today’s competitive construction market place regardless of political party affiliation. We strive through political action and a multiple layered grassroots effort to inform and enlighten politicians on a local, statewide and federal level about benefits of utilizing contractors and a workforce that provides and insures the general population of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware a quality and lasting end product while stimulating the local economy and creating career opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE ALERT:
CALL YOUR STATE REP NOW TELL THEM TO OPPOSE HB 1507 IT HAS AN IMPACT ON ALL OUR LOCALS THAT HAVE  COLLECTIVE BARGANNING AGREEMENTS  AND MEMBERS THAT WORK FOR LOCAL AND STATE PUBLIC BODIES  AND DIRECT HIRE EMPLOYEES  FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS  

CORBETT SAID HE WILL SIGN THE BILL IF IT PASSES!
Paycheck protection bill voted out of committee; futureconsideration uncertain.

HARRISBURG (June 23) — Paycheck protection could move to the House floor this week amidst dragging budget negotiations frayed by Gov. Tom Corbett's pension ultimatum.

Whether the bill will get on to the full chamber’s agenda before lawmakers recess for the summer remains unclear. The House State Government Committee called a last-minute off-the-floor meeting Monday to vet House Bill 1507 — which would ban unions from using automatic paycheck deductions to collect dues — and a proposed amendment that would clarify definitions within the legislation and allow payroll deductions for fair share contributions. Democratic committee members failed twice to table both votes and sparred with their GOP counterparts over the legitimacy of the bill and the “inappropriate” way in which Monday's meeting was organized. “Let's tell the truth and call this legislation what it is,” said Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, just before voting against the bill. “This is not about protecting taxpayer's money … it is clearly about union busting.” Committee Democrats piled on top of Harris's comment, each attacking the bill for “singling out” unions and ignoring other payroll-deducted contributions, such as for insurance companies, who they say also use the money for lobbying. Committee Republicans rebuffed the fervor with a “common sense, right-versus-wrong” mantra. “I think this a very simple matter,” said Rep. Brad Roae, R-Crawford. “It's an easy vote. I don't understand what all the controversy is about. It's always wrong to use local property tax money to pay school district employees to collect political campaign money. The unions are the only ones allowed to do it. It's always wrong. We have former legislators that went to prison because they were using tax money for campaign purposes. Political campaign money and taxpayer money are two totally unrelated pots of money.” The amendment passed on a vote of 14-9 and the bill passed on a vote of 14-10. Steve Miskin, spokesman for House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, said Monday the bill had been sent to the House Rules Committee, but offered no further insight into its future.


Election Report:
Pennsylvania
 General Election will be held on November 4, 2014

Positions up for Election this year will be:
Governor
Lieutenant Governor
State Senate
there are 50 Senate seats in Pennsylvania, only the EVEN seats are up this year. Ie: 2,4,6, etc.
State House
there are 203 State House seats, all are up for election this year.
Congress
there are 18 Districts in Pennsylvania, all 18 are up for election this year.

New Jersey
 General Election will be held on November 4, 2014

Positions up for Election this year will be:
Congress
there are 12 Districts in New Jersey, all 12 are up for election this year.
U.S. Senate Seat
Senator Cory Booker is up for election this year

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