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SB 1 - Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (18-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to join or pay unions as a condition of employment, effective 90 days after passage.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an employer or labor organization from requiring an individual to perform the following actions as a condition of employment (Sec. 1):
    • He or she becomes a member of a labor organization;
    • He or she pays any dues or fees to any labor organization; or
    • He or she pays any charity or third party an equivalent amount of the dues and fees required of members or a labor organization so that he or she may not pay the labor organization’s fees.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine between $500 and $5,000 each day the violation takes place (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual who was required to become a member of a labor organization or required to pay a fee associated with the labor organization to file a lawsuit for compensatory damages, punitive damages, and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts employees and employers covered by the federal Railway Labor Act and employees of the United States from the prohibition required in this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill apply to any oral or written contract entered into after July 1, 2016 (Sec. 1).

 

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (18-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to join or pay unions as a condition of employment, effective 90 days after passage.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an employer or labor organization from requiring an individual to perform the following actions as a condition of employment (Sec. 1):
    • He or she becomes a member of a labor organization;
    • He or she pays any dues or fees to any labor organization; or
    • He or she pays any charity or third party an equivalent amount of the dues and fees required of members or a labor organization so that he or she may not pay the labor organization’s fees.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine between $500 and $5,000 each day the violation takes place (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual who was required to become a member of a labor organization or required to pay a fee associated with the labor organization to file a lawsuit for compensatory damages, punitive damages, and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts employees and employers covered by the federal Railway Labor Act and employees of the United States from the prohibition required in this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill apply to any oral or written contract entered into after July 1, 2016 (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (54-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to join or pay unions as a condition of employment, effective 90 days after passage.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an employer or labor organization from requiring an individual to perform the following actions as a condition of employment (Sec. 1):
    • He or she becomes a member of a labor organization;
    • He or she pays any dues or fees to any labor organization; or
    • He or she pays any charity or third party an equivalent amount of the dues and fees required of members or a labor organization so that he or she may not pay the labor organization’s fees.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine between $500 and $5,000 each day the violation takes place (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual who was required to become a member of a labor organization or required to pay a fee associated with the labor organization to file a lawsuit for compensatory damages, punitive damages, and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts employees and employers covered by the federal Railway Labor Act and employees of the United States from the prohibition required in this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill apply to any oral or written contract entered into after July 1, 2016 (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (17-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to join or pay unions as a condition of employment, effective 90 days after passage.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an employer or labor organization from requiring an individual to perform the following actions as a condition of employment (Sec. 1):
    • He or she becomes a member of a labor organization;
    • He or she pays any dues or fees to any labor organization; or
    • He or she pays any charity or third party an equivalent amount of the dues and fees required of members or a labor organization so that he or she may not pay the labor organization’s fees.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine between $500 and $5,000 each day the violation takes place (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual who was required to become a member of a labor organization or required to pay a fee associated with the labor organization to file a lawsuit for compensatory damages, punitive damages, and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts employees and employers covered by the federal Railway Labor Act and employees of the United States from the prohibition required in this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill apply to any oral or written contract entered into after July 1, 2016 (Sec. 1).

 

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership

Sponsors

  • William Paul 'Bill' Cole III (WV - R) (Out Of Office)

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