Changes to Pennsylvania’s labor relations and employment policies are necessary to address abuses and facilitate a fair work environment. The business community supports improving the unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation systems while opposing mandates that increase the cost of doing business. The PA Chamber also supports legislation that would prohibit forced union dues collection as a condition of employment and prevent public resources from being used to collect union dues and political contributions.
The PA Chamber advocates to ensure that the UC system can remain intact for those who lose their job through no fault of their own. This includes opposing UC tax increases, and supporting changes in the law that help to promote fairness, control costs and ensure the UC Trust Fund is solvent.
In the event of a work-related injury or illness, the PA Chamber supports the payment of reasonable and necessary medical treatment and, when necessary, wage-loss benefits to the injured employee.
The PA Chamber is committed to ensuring that laws related to employment in the Commonwealth are fair, balanced and predictable. In this same vein, the PA Chamber also fights against government mandated wage hikes that lead to many unintended consequences, especially for small businesses.