Pennsylvania’s reputation as a state known for its high-profile cases of union-thuggery may soon start to wane now that Democrat governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law closing legal loophole for individuals involved in labor-related violence.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed legislation that eliminates exemptions in the law that allowed those involved in labor disputes to engage in bullying acts including stalking, harassment and threatening use of a weapon of mass destruction.
“I believe it is important to allow men and women to come together and have their voices heard,” Wolf said in a news release. “I also believe that any form of harassment by employees or employers is unacceptable.”
The so-called “union intimidation” law takes effect in 60 days.
Oddly enough, PennLive titled its article on the bill “Gov. Wolf signs a union-busting bill into law.” ‘Union busting?’
Apparently, a law that deters and prohibits “an individual who is involved with matters relating to labor relations from engaging in harassment, stalking and threats to use weapons of mass destruction” is…union busting?
Ironically, Democrat Governor Tom Wolf was backed and elected last year through union efforts—despite owning a non-union company.