Lawsuit Appeal Affects 20,000 Pennsylvanians

Contact: John Bouder, 570-490-1042,

November 27, 2017, HARRISBURG, Pa.—Last year, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court overturned Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2015 executive order which would have forced unionization on 20,000 home care workers and delivered up to $8 million in annual dues to a union backed by SEIU and AFSCME—two of Wolf’s major campaign contributors.

The Wolf administration appealed the Commonwealth Court’s decision to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which will hear oral argument tomorrow.

The Fairness Center will argue on behalf of its clients Dave Smith, who is homebound with muscular dystrophy, and Don Lambrecht, Dave’s in-home care provider of 25 years, who successfully sued to block Wolf’s executive order.

Oral argument on Wolf’s appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, November 28, at 9:00 a.m. and will take place in the Harrisburg Supreme Court Courtroom.

Click here for more background on this case, including a timeline of events.

The Fairness Center’s attorneys are available for comment. Please contact John Bouder at 570-490-1042 or to schedule an interview.

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