Pa. House Passes Bill To Criminalize Some Labor Harassment

Law360, Philadelphia (March 13, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania state House on Wednesday signed off on legislation that would criminalize certain types of harassment in labor disputes, less than a month after a high-profile federal indictment of a Philadelphia-area union that allegedly set fires and assaulted workers to strong-arm contractors.

House Bill 1154, introduced by Rep. Ron Miller, R-York, would amend the state’s criminal code to remove exemptions that currently allow harassment, stalking and threatening the use of a weapon of mass destruction in labor disputes that are defined as such under the...
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