PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Phoenixville EA member John Odell is in his second successful career after 24 years with the Army.
PA’s minimum teacher salary ($18,500) hasn’t increased since 1988. PA's minimum wage ($7.25), hasn’t been raised since 2009, and is lower than all neighboring states.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
On Dec. 12, the PA House defeated a payroll deduction bill aimed at silencing the voices of working Pennsylvanians.
By a vote of 90-102, state representatives rejected Senate Bill 166, which would have prevented PSEA members from using voluntary payroll deduction to contribute to PSEA-PACE.
The vote is a clear victory for PSEA members who spoke out against this measure. Since the start of 2017, PSEA members have sent nearly 54,000 messages to lawmakers urging them to reject SB 166. When PSEA members speak out, our elected officials listen.
An ongoing campaign
Senate Bill 166 and other bills like it are part of an ongoing campaign funded by special interest groups to put corporations and the wealthy ahead of ordinary Pennsylvanians.
“This isn’t good government,” PSEA President Dolores McCracken said of SB 166. “It’s a way to tell hardworking, middle-class Pennsylvanians what they can and can’t do with their own paychecks.”
A legislative recap
Here’s what you need to know about Senate Bill 166:
PSEA will continue to monitor payroll deduction legislation and keep you updated. Thank you for making a difference.