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SB 422 - Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (99-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires public school teachers to pay union fees, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires a public school employer to negotiate with the employee organization, designated as the exclusive representative for the public school employees, a “reasonable” service or representation fee to be charged to nonmembers (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the exclusive representative to establish and maintain a procedure that provides nonmembers with the following information (Sec. 1):
    • An “adequate” explanation of the basis for the service or representation fee; and
    • An opportunity to challenge the amount of the fee.
  • Requires the public school employer to deduct the service or representation fee from the earnings of nonmember employees in accordance with a schedule provided by the exclusive representative and directly transfer the amount deducted to the exclusive representative (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the fee for a county with a negotiated service or representation fee before July 1, 2013 to be consistent with the requirements of this bill (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires public school teachers to pay union fees, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires a public school employer to negotiate with the employee organization, designated as the exclusive representative for the public school employees, a “reasonable” service or representation fee to be charged to nonmembers (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the exclusive representative to establish and maintain a procedure that provides nonmembers with the following information (Sec. 1):
    • An “adequate” explanation of the basis for the service or representation fee; and
    • An opportunity to challenge the amount of the fee.
  • Requires the public school employer to deduct the service or representation fee from the earnings of nonmember employees in accordance with a schedule provided by the exclusive representative and directly transfer the amount deducted to the exclusive representative (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the fee for a county with a negotiated service or representation fee before July 1, 2013 to be consistent with the requirements of this bill (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Public School Teachers to Pay Labor Union Fees

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