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A 3686 - Increases State Protections for Labor Unions - New Jersey Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases State Protections for Labor Unions

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases State Protections for Labor Unions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases state protections for labor unions.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes public unions in the state of New Jersey to have a maximum time of 120 minutes to meet with newly hired employees within 30 days of the individual start date of the hire (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes employee organizations the following rights when meeting with individual employees to address the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • Grievances;

    • Workplace issues; and

    • Collective bargaining negotiations.

  • Authorizes employee organizations to have the right to conduct worksite meetings during lunch, non-work breaks, and before or after the workday while still on the employer’s premise to discuss workplace issues and other internal union matters (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “employee organization” as an organization which has been designated as the exclusive representatives of employees in collective negotiations, commonly known and referred to as a public union (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits a public employer from encouraging or discouraging an individual employee from joining, forming, or assisting an employee organization (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits a public employer from encouraging or negotiating with union members to resign or relinquish their membership in a public union or from revoking their authorization of fee reduction (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that employees who have agreed to payroll deduction fees in order to join employee organizations such as public unions must provide written notice and inform the employee organization within 5 days of reporting their intentions to the employer (Sec. 6).

  • Defines that “written notice” may include either electronic communications or signatures from the employee (Sec. 6).

  • Specifies that this act shall take effect immediately upon passage (Sec. 7).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases State Protections for Labor Unions

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

Vote to pass a bill that increases state protections for labor unions.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes public unions in the state of New Jersey to have a maximum time of 120 minutes to meet with newly hired employees within 30 days of the individual start date of the hire (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes employee organizations the following rights when meeting with individual employees to address the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • Grievances;

    • Workplace issues; and

    • Collective bargaining negotiations.

  • Authorizes employee organizations to have the right to conduct worksite meetings during lunch, non-work breaks, and before or after the workday while still on the employer’s premise to discuss workplace issues and other internal union matters (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “employee organization” as an organization which has been designated as the exclusive representatives of employees in collective negotiations, commonly known and referred to as a public union (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits a public employer from encouraging or discouraging an individual employee from joining, forming, or assisting an employee organization (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits a public employer from encouraging or negotiating with union members to resign or relinquish their membership in a public union or from revoking their authorization of fee reduction (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that employees who have agreed to payroll deduction fees in order to join employee organizations such as public unions must provide written notice and inform the employee organization within 5 days of reporting their intentions to the employer (Sec. 6).

  • Defines that “written notice” may include either electronic communications or signatures from the employee (Sec. 6).

  • Specifies that this act shall take effect immediately upon passage (Sec. 7).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases State Protections for Labor Unions

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