Tag: Worker Freedom

Tag: Worker Freedom

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    When Speech is Compelled

    As the country celebrates one of our most fundamental freedoms during Free Speech Week, it is important to keep in mind that the freedom of speech also means the freedom …

  • Public Employees Deserve Choice, So Do Public Employee Unions image

    Public Employees Deserve Choice, So Do Public Employee Unions

    On June 28, 2016 dashed were many hopes to liberate public employees from being forced to contribute to political causes with which they disagreed. The Supreme Court decided not …

  • An Open Letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regarding Automatic Withholding of Union Dues image

    An Open Letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regarding Automatic Withholding of Union Dues

    The recent editorial by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch misleads the public on the importance of transparency in the payment of union dues. The bill in question, Missouri’s House Bill …

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    Actors Unite Against Mandated Higher Wages

    In the most recent example of union leadership failing to accurately represent the desires of the organization’s members, the Equity Council of the Actors’ Equity Association (Equity), the AFL-CIO-affiliated …

  • Taxpayers Foot Bill for Union Interests image

    Taxpayers Foot Bill for Union Interests

    Prior to a court case ruling otherwise, taxpayers in the city of Phoenix paid $950,000 a year in salaries and benefits to send six city police officers to …

  • The Transparency and Accountability for Public Employee Bargaining Act image

    The Transparency and Accountability for Public Employee Bargaining Act

    Summary This Act requires that once a public employer and employee have reached a collective bargaining agreement, the public employer shall post the agreement online for 14 days and …

  • Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act image

    Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act

    Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act Summary ALEC’s model Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act calls for Congress to repeal the Federal …

  • Resolution on Secondary Boycotts image

    Resolution on Secondary Boycotts

    Resolution on Secondary Boycotts Summary ALEC’s model resolution highlights the impact and problems of secondary boycotts and calls for Congress to amend the Railway …

  • Resolution Opposing “Card Check” and Forced, Compulsory Binding Arbitration image

    Resolution Opposing “Card Check” and Forced, Compulsory Binding Arbitration

    Resolution Opposing “Card Check” and Forced, Compulsory Binding Arbitration Summary A resolution opposing efforts to amend the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 removing the private election phase of …

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    Right to Work Act

    Right to Work Act Summary ALEC’s model Right to Work Act provides that no employee need join or pay dues to a union, or refrain from joining a union, …

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    Public Employee Freedom Act

    Public Employee Freedom Act Summary Excluded from National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), public employees are subject to state and local laws governing collective bargaining. Many of these laws are …

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    Employee Rights Reform Act

    Employee Rights Reform Act Summary The purpose of this act is to: 1) limit the amount of compelled agency fees which may be exacted from public employees as a …

  • Voluntary Contributions (Paycheck Protection) Act image

    Voluntary Contributions (Paycheck Protection) Act

    Voluntary Contributions (Paycheck Protection) Act Summary The Voluntary Contributions Act requires labor organizations that engage in political activities to keep a segregated fund for political contributions. It further specifies …

  • Public Employee Paycheck Protection Act image

    Public Employee Paycheck Protection Act

    Public Employee Paycheck Protection Act  Summary Though states have broad authority to allow deductions from individuals’ paychecks if those individuals request or allow it, a one-time permission should not …

  • Resolution to Support State Efforts to Protect Secret Ballot Elections image

    Resolution to Support State Efforts to Protect Secret Ballot Elections

    Resolution to Support State Efforts to Protect Secret Ballot Elections Summary [insert state here] supports the efforts of states to guarantee the right of individuals to vote by a …

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    Employee Secret Ballot Protection Act

    Employee Secret Ballot Protection Act  Summary This Act provides that all qualifying union certification efforts in a state must be approved by a majority of collective bargaining unit employees …