Upon signing Act 59 of 2015 into law, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) officially eliminated loopholes in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code that allowed stalking, harassment and threats of weapons of mass destruction during labor disputes. The exemptions came under scrutiny in 2012 following violent acts of vandalism committed in the Chestnut Hill area as a result of labor disputes. Ultimately, 10 members of the Ironworkers Local 401 were indicted on federal charges related to the series of incidents. 

Rep. Ron Marsico (R) introduced the legislation, which the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors applauded as “pragmatic policy that protects both employees and employers during workplace issues.”