Pa. has no will to face unions, Corbett says
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett said on Monday that Pennsylvania apparently lacks the political will to become a “right-to-work” state, a key issue for conservatives as Republicans in fellow industrial state Michigan prepare to pass such a law despite the protests of organized labor.
Corbett, a first-term Republican, has never made right-to-work legislation a priority while he battles unions on other issues. His spokesman said the governor would support such a bill if it reached his desk. Right-to-work bills languished in the GOP-controlled Legislature without even a committee vote during the recently-completed two-year session.
“There is not much of a movement to do it, and a lot of it has to do with the politics at the local level, at the county level and at the state level,” Corbett said. “Until I see a strong will to get legislation passed, we have a lot of other things that we have to get passed.”
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