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SB 269 - Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions - Key Vote

Indiana Key Votes

Jim Merritt, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers from requiring their employees join or pay charges to a labor organization.

  • Prohibits employers from requiring an individual, as a condition of employment, to do any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • Become or remain a member of a labor organization;
    • Pay charges of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or
    • Pay to a charity or third party an amount that is equivalent to or a proportion of charges required of members of a labor organization.
  • Defines an “employer” as either a person employing at least 1 individual in Indiana or an agent of such a person (Sec. 1).
  • Defines a “person” as being any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • An individual;
    • A proprietorship;
    • A partnership;
    • A firm;
    • An association;
    • A corporation;
    • A labor organization; or
    • Another legal entity.
  • Defines a “labor organization” as an organization, agency, employee representation committee or a union that exists to assist employees in negotiating with employers their terms or conditions of employment (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts the following from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1):
    • An employee of the United States or a wholly owned corporation of the United States;
    • An employee or employer subject to the federal Railway Labor Act;
    • An employee employed on property over which the United States government has exclusive jurisdiction for the purpose of labor relations;
    • An employee of the state; or
    • Employees of a municipal corporation or special taxing district.
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill apply to any active agreement beginning March 15, 2012 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Join or Pay Unions



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