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Right-to-Work Momentum Continues on Federal and State Levels

Last week, the National Right-to-Work Act was re-introduced in the Senate. The proposed legislation would repeal provisions of the NLRA and Railway Labor Act which allow employers/unions to agree to condition employment upon payment of union dues and fees. A PDF of the bill can be found here.

Similarly, the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-6 vote has approved legislation which would place a right-to-work referendum on the November ballot. The proposed legislation is being framed as a constitutional amendment in part to avoid the expected veto from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D). A copy of the proposed legislation can be found on the website for the Minnesota Legislature or by clicking here.

Update : The right-to-work movement continues

On Wednesday, the Idaho senate passed legislation which seeks to expand the state's right-to-work law. This is significant because, just months ago, an Idaho federal court judge overturned the prior version of Idaho's RTW law.

Similarly, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a second RTW bill just months after it failed to override the Governor's veto of the first RTW bill. While this is indicative of the growing RTW momentum, the legislature will have to pick up more votes before it will be able to override another veto by the Governor.


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