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HB 1677 - Prohibits Requiring Public Employees to Join Labor Unions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (198-139) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Requiring Public Employees to Join Labor Unions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers from requiring employees to join or remain a member of a labor organization, effective January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any person from being required, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment, to do the following (Sec. 1):
    • Resign or refrain from voluntary membership in, voluntary affiliation with, or voluntary financial support of, a labor organization;
    • Become or remain a member of a labor organization;
    • Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or
    • Be recommended, approved, referred, or cleared by or through a labor organization.
  • Prohibits an employer from deducting any dues or other charges from an employee's wages to be paid to a labor organization without the written consent of the employee (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no employee labor organization is required to represent employees who elect not to join or pay dues or fees to the employee labor organization (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Requiring Public Employees to Join Labor Unions

Sponsors

  • William 'Will' Smith (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • David J. 'D.J.' Bettencourt (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Forsythe (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
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