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Call to Action – Contact legislators today to Vote NO

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 6, 2018


LATEST UPDATE – CALL TO ACTION
SENATE BILL 1260

We are urging members to continue contacting their State Senators to have them Vote NO on Senate Bills 1260 and 1209. Senate Bill 1260 is being pushed by anti-union forces and would cripple union representation.

SB 1260, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Arian Meekhof, R-West Olive, would require public employees who work for entities represented by labor unions to vote every two years, starting in 2022, on whether they want that union to continue to represent them. The bill was voted out of committee last week by a party-line vote.

The existing union, with a majority of the vote, would be allowed to continue representing workers only if the vote tally reflects a representation of at least 50% of the membership. If less than 50% vote, the union no longer would represent the employees, though an existing contract would continue until expiration, with the exception of union security, such as involvement in grievance and arbitration procedures, etc. In addition, the bill appropriated $500,000.00 from the general fund, exempting it from a referendum and placing a burden on taxpayers. Contact your Senators and Representatives TODAY respectfully urging them to vote NO on SENATE BILL 1260.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – CALL TO ACTION
SENATE BILL 1209 AND HOUSE BILL 6531

SB 1209 and HB 6531 deal with the hard cap law. Currently the hard cap and 80/20 split calculations only apply to active employee’s health care premiums and by law cannot include retiree health care premiums. These bills as introduced, will increase health care premiums as they aim to include retiree health care premiums in those calculations. SB 1209 and HB 6531 were voted out of committee last week.
Contact your Senators and Representatives TODAY respectfully urging them to vote NO on these bills.

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