Pennsylvania workers are the backbone of our economy and they deserve a Governor who will stand up for them and not only protect the right to organize, but expand it, so that every worker has the opportunity to join a union.
Josh has spent his career taking on the powerful and well-connected on behalf of working people. In his first term as Attorney General, he created the first ever Fair Labor section in the Office of the Attorney General to combat wage theft and worker misclassification.
He held one of the Commonwealth’s largest road construction companies accountable when they broke the law and stole from Pennsylvania workers — in the largest worker misclassification criminal case in U.S. history — and successfully brought criminal charges against a mechanical contractor for underpaying its workers. In a landmark negotiation, Josh took on the two largest health care institutions in our Commonwealth to protect access to health care for 1.9 million people in Western Pennsylvania.
Josh has workers’ backs, and that’s why they’re supporting him in this campaign. As Governor, Josh will protect the right to collective bargaining, go after employers who spread anti-union propaganda and interfere with workers’ right to join a union, strengthen worker misclassification laws, and veto any legislation that seeks to make Pennsylvania a right-to-work state. Our economy is stronger when everyone participates and as Governor, Josh will ensure that hardworking Pennsylvanians can organize, earn for their family, and live a life of dignity.
A Centre County heavy construction company will pay nearly $21 million to almost 1,300 workers as part of a plea agreement in what Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Tuesday called the largest prevailing wage criminal case in the nation’s history.
During a tour of the laborers’ union training center on North Broad Street, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a candidate for governor, and his running mate state Rep. Austin Davis pledged to invest in similar facilities and put more emphasis on teaching union trades in public school.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro brought criminal charges last September against a Centre County mechanical contractor for allegedly underpaying its workers by more than $64,000 over at least five years.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro picked up another major union endorsement in his bid to be Pennsylvania’s next governor, earning the support of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO this week.