Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Pennsylvania
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Collective bargaining transparency, H845
This bill calls for transparency in public employment collective bargaining.
Criminal history, H378
This bill will prohibit employer prescreening of criminal records and history of job applicants and impose penalties.
Domestic violence, H2027
This bill will provide for employment leave for victims of violence and provide for a private right of action.
Minimum wage, S625
The bill will increase the minimum wage to $12 per hour with incremental increases thereafter.
Paid family and medical leave, H788, S873/H1977 (pregnant workers)
The bill will provide for paid family and medical leave for eligible employees under certain circumstances and for regulations by the Department of Labor and Industry.
Paid sick leave, H2439
This bill will provide for mandatory Statewide employer-paid sick leave for employees and for civil penalties and remedies.
Pregnancy discrimination, S716/H990
This bill will eliminate discrimination and ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Wage transparency, S788/H346
This bill calls for the disclosing of pay ranges when posting a job, transferring, or promoting an employee.
Whistleblower protections, S744/H356
The bill expands the scope of whistleblower protections. The other version adds punitive damages to recourse.