Union leaders bully members while backing an anti-labor candidate

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So in the spirit of typical union arm twisting, not only are top union leaders in Western Pennsylvania rejecting their own members’ free will to choose what candidates they support and trumping their Labor Day parade invitation to a sitting governor (“Corbett Not Welcome at Parade,” Aug. 22), but they’re supporting quite possibly the most anti-union, anti-labor Democrat in the field in the process.

Tom Wolf doesn’t even feel strongly enough about unions to allow them in his own shop.

His plans include taxing everything under the sun, whether it’s energy taxes that would kill progress made in Western Pennsylvania and good-paying manufacturing jobs to our income taxes. And he’s teamed up with President Barack Obama to further shut down Pennsylvania coal mines and jobs. This is who the unions want running the state?

With 180,000-plus jobs to his name, at least we know Gov. Tom Corbett is fighting for all Pennsylvanians who want a job. And that doesn’t include the estimated 12,000 saved and the 50,000 new jobs that will come with the transportation bill Gov. Corbett shepherded through the Legislature last year. Even Tom Wolf supported it before it became politically expedient to attack the governor and his fellow Democrats for it.

I think the choice of private-sector labor unions and their members couldn’t be clearer. It’s a shame the union bosses are resorting to their same bully tactics to prevent their members from making a choice and bringing politics into what’s supposed to be a day for all to enjoy and celebrate.

Bradford Woods


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