Right to Work

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    On April 9, 2014, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 78-68 in favor of a "right-to-work" bill that would ban unions and employers from requiring workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. That was four votes shy of the 82 votes necessary to send the legislation to the Missouri Senate for a vote. Governor Jay Nixon made it...
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    Like the snowbanks outside, the buzz in and around the State House has been growing. Members of the general public, from paid lobbyists to your average Joe and Jane, have been filling legislative committee rooms to testify on what they believe are the potential benefits or burdens of particular bills. Committees will eventually vote on each piece...
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    During the 2011 legislative session, the Arizona Legislature adopted two bills designed to implement the "right-to-work" provision of the Arizona Constitution. One of the bills, titled the Protect Arizona Employees' Paychecks from Politics Act, was blocked by a federal court before it ever took effect. The other, a complex law that amended...
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    In last month's issue of Maryland Employment Law Letter, we reviewed several legislative proposals that were introduced during this year's legislative session. Fortunately, many of the proposals that would have placed additional burdens on Maryland employers have been derailed. However, a few are still alive and well. Let's take a look at the...
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    In Indiana, employment relationships generally are "at will," meaning either the employer or the employee can end the relationship at any time for any reason unless otherwise provided in an employment agreement. However, there are laws that limit the reasons you can end an at-will-employment relationship. The most well-known of those laws include...
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    TSA workers ratify first union contract. Workers at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have voted to ratify the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) at the agency. The agreement is between TSA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The union's national president, J. David Cox, said the agreement "will...
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    Readers of this newsletter are aware that in the last legislature, Republican supermajorities twice attempted to make New Hampshire the 23rd right-to-work state in the nation. The closest the bill came to law was the House coming within 12 votes of overriding former Governor John Lynch's veto in December 2011. Despite the New Hampshire House...
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    TSA workers ratify first union contract. Workers at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have voted to ratify the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) at the agency. The agreement is between TSA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The union's national president, J. David Cox, said the agreement "will...
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    TSA workers ratify first union contract. Workers at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have voted to ratify the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) at the agency. The agreement is between TSA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The union's national president, J. David Cox, said the agreement "will...
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    TSA workers ratify first union contract. Workers at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have voted to ratify the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) at the agency. The agreement is between TSA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The union's national president, J. David Cox, said the agreement "will...
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