26 Sep: Sweeney Bills To Improve Employer-Employee Relations And To Help Control Animal Overpopulation Approved In Committee

TRENTON – Two pieces of legislation sponsored by State Senator Stephen M. Sweeney have been released from committee.

S-1798 which concerns rights of Delaware River Port Authority employees was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and is on its way to the full Senate for a vote.

This bill provides that, upon the explicit legislative concurrence of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, employees of the DRPA shall be subject to the provisions of the “New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act,” and shall have all of the rights provided to employees by that act, including, the right to form, join or assist an employee organization, and the right to have that employee organization engage in collective bargaining on behalf of the employees.