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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:18 PM

Vermont Introduces “Right-to-Work” Kryptonite Law, S.14 the “Fair Share Bill”

Source: We Party Patriots

By Chaz Bolte

With Missouri, Pennsylvania and other states threatening to go the “Right-to-Work” route this year, Vermont stands out as one of the few states setting the opposite example. With what might be described as an “Anti-Right-to-Work” law, Vermont’s Senate Committee on Economic Development voted 5-0 to introduce a “Fair Share Bill” which would require state workers grandfathered out of paying “agency fees” to do so. Those fees go towards costs associated with negotiating and enforcing contracts as well as representation during grievances. They do not, however, go towards political activities.

The bill, S.14, is aimed at ensuring that all those who receive the benefits of union representation pay their fair share into the bargaining process. According to the Vermont Progressive Party,

S.14 as introduced states, “This bill proposes to require payment of agency fees by teachers, school administrators, and municipal employees who are not members of a labor organization recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent. In addition, it would confirm explicitly that agency fees cannot be used for any purpose other than in connection with collective bargaining.”

Legislation sponsor Sen Philip Baruth told Vermont Public Radio, “What this bill seeks to say is that no one will be forced to join a union after this bill goes through the process for good or ill. What it will say is that no one from this point forward would be allowed to avoid paying anything into the system,” he said. “If you enjoy the benefits of your union and collective bargaining you will have to pay a percentage of what a fully paid up member of the union would pay.”

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://wepartypatriots.com/wp/2013/02/07/vermont-introduces-right-to-work-kryptonite-law-s-14-the-fair-share-bill/



About the Author: Chaz Bolte

Chaz Bolte is a native of Pittsburgh, PA where he attended Slippery Rock University. He currently contributes to WePartyPatriots, Addicting Info, Secret Party Room, and Football Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @ChazBolte



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Reply Vermont Introduces “Right-to-Work” Kryptonite Law, S.14 the “Fair Share Bill” (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
freshwest Feb 2013 #1
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #2
Smilo Feb 2013 #3
Cha Feb 2013 #4
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #5
Smilo Feb 2013 #6
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #11
King_Klonopin Feb 2013 #13
a2liberal Feb 2013 #7
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #12
cali Feb 2013 #14
B-ONE Lancer Feb 2013 #8
Squinch Feb 2013 #10
SoapBox Feb 2013 #9
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #15

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:20 PM

1. WePartyPatriots. I like that.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:42 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:49 PM

3. Whatever is in the water in Vermont

would you please export to all other states.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:00 PM

4. I know huh.. what a beautiful little

state.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:02 PM

5. Its called compassion and the republicans would seek to classify it as a class 1

controlled substance if it could be bottled and exported in order to keep it from spreading.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:19 PM

6. They probably already have drones

armed and ready for such an occurrence.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:02 PM

11. SNOW! Want some?

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:54 AM

13. SNOW ?! SNOW??!! I GOT YOUR SNOW!! RIGHT HERE, I GOT YOUR SNOW !!!!!!!

Just kidding, auntie.
'bout to get buried down here in Massa-two-shits.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:42 PM

7. Nice!

Between this, single-payer, Senator Sanders, and cheese, I may have to move there some day

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Response to a2liberal (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:04 PM

12. Please do! It'a a great state! I'm always proud to say I'm a Vermonter.

Yeah Vermont!

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Response to a2liberal (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:43 AM

14. and a Vermont House and Senate with lots of great young and not so

young Progressives. Phil Baruth, David Zuckerman, Shap Smith, Peter Galbraith (yes, that Galbraith). Bernie, Pat and Peter are all in their late 60s or early 70s. When they retire, there are lots of good candidates.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:43 PM

8. YEAH

 

FINALLY A BILL FROM A STATE THAT ATTACKS THE TAFT HARTLEY ACT

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Response to B-ONE Lancer (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:12 PM

10. Which itself attacked the NLR act. What's your point?

Go on. Say it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:49 PM

9. I love it when

there is complaining, whining and the like, by people that are getting the BENEFIT of having a union negotiate
a contract...and they don't want to pay dues.

I have a "relative" that works for UPS as a driver...so, they are union. BUT, he has never ever stopped complaining
about unions in general(and his union/dues...he's been a driver for, 20+ years?). What really makes my blood boil is that the "union" has
pulled his ass out of the fire a couple of times over the years (for making deliveries that were wrong or weirdly, were some
kind of money/drug/something set-up/situation) for bizarre situations, that were not his fault.

When reminded of such...he changes the subject to something more important, like bashing Obamacare or stroking Ayn Rand.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:17 AM

15. Our union doesn't make contributions to political candidates or parties.

We do have a pac fund that is funded from voluntary contributions.

The non-union members should pay the dues portion that is associated with bargaining, representation, and training. Training involves attending conferences that are related to doing the job of a grievance handler or bargainer.

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