SB17-055 - Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the prohibition of discrimination against employees based on labor union participation.

The bill prohibits an employer from requiring any person, as a condition of employment, to become or remain a member of a labor organization or to pay dues, fees, or other assessments to a labor organization or to a charity organization or other third party in lieu of the labor organization. Any agreement that violates these prohibitions or the rights of an employee is void.

The bill creates civil and criminal penalties for violations and authorizes the attorney general and the district attorney in each judicial district to investigate alleged violations and take action against a person believed to be in violation. The bill states that all-union agreements are unfair labor practices.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: March 15, 2017
03/15/2017 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
02/14/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Appropriations
02/13/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/10/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/09/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/13/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology