HB 26 proposes granting oversight of employee relations in Catholic schools to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. In effect, the bill would force Catholic schools to accept teachers unions, even those who may endorse ideas that go against Church teaching like abortion or gay mar
House Bill 2626 would amend the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act to specifically include lay teachers and other employees of religious employers such as Catholic schools. In effect, the bill would force Catholic schools to accept teachers unions and bargain with their representatives.
The Pennsylvania House Labor Relations Committee hosted a hearing on House Bill 2626 on August 18.
Constitutional law experts testified today that this bill - which is being pushed by labor unions - will jeopardize the constitutionally protected religious liberty of the Catholic Ch
Below is a transcript of the House Labor Relations Committee Hearing held on August 18, 2008, along with much of the testimony from that day. Hearing Transcript PCC Press Release on Hearing PCC Statement on Hearing Testimony: Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr., Executive Director of the
Over the past year, the Diocese of Scranton has undergone the difficult transition of restructuring its Catholic schools. With change there is always challenge. The conflict that has developed with teachers involved with the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers (SDACT) is