Yuengling Head Pushes For Right to Work Laws

Posted: Aug 27, 2013 3:34 PM
Yuengling Head Pushes For Right to Work Laws

The head of Yuengling, America's oldest brewery, is publicly pushing for right-to-work laws in Pennsylvania.

The head of D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. on Monday called for the passage of a "right to work" law in Pennsylvania that could dilute membership in labor unions and said he wanted retailers' interests protected in any expansion of beer sales.

Dick Yuengling Jr. said at a Pennsylvania Press Club appearance that the state would attract more businesses if it adopted a right-to-work policy that would make it more difficult for unions to organize.

Yuengling also went on to bemoan the "business climate" more generally, saying that the current level of business taxes are also unacceptable in the state.