|Posted:||March 8, 2019 01:49 PM|
|From:||Representative Kate A. Klunk|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Employee Rights Notification and Protection|
|I am preparing to reintroduce legislation that would require public sector employees to be notified of their rights under the 1st Amendment and state law.
As you may know, a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public employees cannot be required to pay money to a union unless the employee agreed to join the union or consented to donate money to the union. State law provides public employees with the right to decide whether to join the union – and the right to refrain from being involved in union activity.
My legislation would provide notification of employee rights as follows:
The legislation will also take steps to protect our public workers from having their rights violated:
This bill is not intended to help or harm public sector unions. Simply put, the bill aims to help public employees understand their rights and to protect those rights from being intentionally or unintentionally violated.
I hope that you will join me by cosponsoring this legislation.
Prior session co-sponsors: BLOOM, CORR, DUSH, FEE, GREINER, GROVE, PHILLIPS-HILL, JAMES, KAUFFMAN, KNOWLES, MACKENZIE, MARSICO, McGINNIS, METCALFE, B. MILLER, MOUL, ROTHMAN, RYAN, TOPPER, ZIMMERMAN and KEEFER
Introduced as HB785