Kansas – A House committee passed a bill that would allow employee associations other than Kansas NEA access to teacher bulletin boards and orientation sessions.
Florida – The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would “require unions to get written authorization from union members in order to use those dues for political purposes.”
Alabama – The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill that would provide taxpayer-funded liability insurance for education employees. In states where workers are not compelled to join unions or pay agency fees, liability insurance from the union is a powerful recruiting tool.
Nebraska – While there is a bill to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees, most efforts focus on reforming the state’s Commission on Industrial Relations and its methods of resolving labor disputes.
Iowa – A collective bargaining overhaul that passed the House was declared “dead on arrival” in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats.
California – The state will fall into the ocean before changes to public sector collective bargaining are contemplated, but a recent Field Poll indicates public opinion is being affected.