Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:18 PM
Omaha Steve (51,081 posts)
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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Response to Smilo (Reply #3)
Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:02 PM
cstanleytech (8,522 posts)
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.
Response to a2liberal (Reply #7)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:43 AM
cali (101,833 posts)
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.
Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:49 PM
SoapBox (10,331 posts)
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.
Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:17 AM
LiberalFighter (32,051 posts)
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.