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Measure Details

Statewide Amendment 8

Alabama Ballot Measure - HB37

Election: Nov. 8, 2016 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Constitution
Labor Unions
Employment and Affirmative Action

Yes
1,119,034
(69.61%)

No
488,515
(30.39%)

Summary

Under current law, the Code of Alabama, but not the State Constitution, declares that a person’s membership or nonmembership in a labor union or organization may not eliminate or reduce that person’s right to work, nor be used as a condition for employment or continuation of employment. Amendment 8 would place these identical right-to-work provisions from the Code of Alabama in the State Constitution.

If a majority of voters vote “Yes” on Amendment 8, both the Code of Alabama and Alabama’s Constitution would protect a person’s right to work, regardless of membership or nonmembership in a labor union or organization.

If a majority of voters vote “No” on Amendment 8, then a person’s right to work, regardless of membership or nonmembership in a labor union or organization, would remain protected in the Code of Alabama, but would not be protected in the Alabama Constitution.

Measure Text

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to declare that it is the public policy of Alabama that the right of persons to work may not be denied or abridged on account of membership or nonmembership in a labor union or labor organization; to prohibit an agreement to deny the right to work, or place conditions on prospective employment, on account of membership or nonmembership in a labor union or labor organization; to prohibit an employer from requiring its employees to abstain from union membership as a condition of employment; and to provide that an employer may not require a person, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment, to pay dues, fees, or other charges of any kind to any labor union or labor organization.

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