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Key Votes

2017 All Labor Unions Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 11, 2017 TX SB 75 Requires Parental Consent for Minors to Join Labor Unions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
March 30, 2017 TX SB 13 Amends Provisions Regarding Payroll Deductions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
Feb. 27, 2017 WV SB 330 Repeals Provisions from the Workplace Freedom Act (23 - 11)
Feb. 16, 2017 IA HF 291 Limits Collective Bargaining for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 16, 2017 IA HF 291 Limits Collective Bargaining for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (53 - 47)
Feb. 8, 2017 WI SB 3 Prohibits Localities from Requiring Project Labor Agreements (19 - 13)
Feb. 2, 2017 MO SB 19 Prohibits Mandatory Union Fees Bill Passed - House (100 - 59)
Jan. 26, 2017 MO SB 19 Prohibits Mandatory Union Fees Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Jan. 19, 2017 NH SB 11 Prohibits Collective Bargaining Agreements That Require Employees to Join A Labor Union Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 11)

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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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