Keller Named PA Right to Work Statesman of the Year
5/14/2012
 

Pennsylvanians for Right to Work President Susan Staub (Center) presented Rep. Fred Keller (R-Snyder/Union) with the 2012 Statesman of the Year Award during the organization’s annual luncheon on Friday, May 4.  Also pictured is Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/McKean/Forest), who received the Statesman of the Year Award in 2008. 

HARRISBURG—In appreciation for his dedicated and courageous leadership in opposition to compulsory unionism and, more specifically, his ongoing legislative efforts to reform Pennsylvania’s archaic Prevailing Wage Act, Pennsylvanians for Right to Work President Susan Staub (Center) presented Rep. Fred Keller (R-Snyder/Union) with the 2012 Statesman of the Year Award during the organization’s annual luncheon on Friday, May 4.

Keller’s legislation to raise the threshold of the Prevailing Wage Act from $25,000 to $185,000 (House Bill 1329) is currently awaiting consideration before the Pennsylvania House.

Enacted in 1961 with the current $25,000 threshold, Pennsylvania’s Prevailing Wage Act artificially inflates the cost of public works projects, substantially increasing the economic burden on all Pennsylvania taxpayers.

Studies from several different states have consistently reveal that the requirements of state prevailing wage mandates elevate the total taxpayer costs for public construction projects, such as roads, bridges, and schools, anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent.

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