Posts Tagged ‘paycheck deception’

Jul
2016
22

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Blocking MI’s Paycheck Deception Law, Public Act 269

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Blocking MI's Paycheck Deception Law, Public Act 269
  A federal judge in Michigan has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a new state law designed to hamper political fundraising for organized labor. Public Act 269, introduced by Republicans late last year, prevents the deduction of union dues from company payrolls. Judge Linda Parker called the law, which labor advocates view as...
May
2016
6

Coffer Coffin: Paycheck Deception Passes MO House; Senate Filibuster Is Workers’ Last Hope

Coffer Coffin: Paycheck Deception Passes MO House; Senate Filibuster Is Workers' Last Hope
  Paycheck protection — or “paycheck deception” as it is unaffectionately referred to by union workers — is one step closer to becoming a reality for public employees in Missouri after the state legislature voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1891.  The Senate must now override the veto for the bill to...
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Mar
2016
7

MO “Paycheck Deception” Bill Likely; House, Senate Displaying Veto-Proof Majorities

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  The Missouri House of Representatives passed a “paycheck protection” bill on Friday by a 109-49 margin.  The anti-union bill, commonly referred to by workers’ rights advocates as “paycheck deception,” prohibits unions from deducting fair share fees from public sector paychecks.  A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon in...
Jan
2016
13

MI GOP Passes 11th-Hour Measure Limiting Union Political Activities Despite Admitting It Was Rushed

MI GOP Passes 11th-Hour Measure Limiting Union Political Activities Despite Admitting It Was Rushed
  Added at the last minute to the 53 pages of Michigan’s Senate Bill 571 — and buried, at that — was a provision that prohibits corporations from collecting contributions to a union’s political action committee.  Labor advocates have a term for this type of legislation: paycheck deception. The Republicans who snuck it in use...
May
2015
11

Paycheck Deception Passes Texas Senate; No House Companion Bill Yet in Sight

Paycheck Deception Passes Texas Senate; No House Companion Bill Yet in Sight
  SB 1968, which would prohibit unions from automatically deducting dues from paychecks, was passed on a party line vote in the Texas Senate last week.  The “paycheck deception” bill, as labor representatives describe it, would require public employees to pay their dues directly to the union rather than being able to opt for...
Mar
2015
23

OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters

OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters
  In Oklahoma, a “paycheck protection” bill aimed at teachers unions narrowly passed the Senate General Government Committee on a 4-3 vote last week.  HB 1749, written by Rep. Tom Newell, would prohibit automatic deduction of dues for groups engaged in collective bargaining with the state. It would go into action November 1st.  The...
Feb
2015
17

Paycheck Protection (nay, Paycheck Deception) Creeps Toward MO Gov’s Desk Again

  A Missouri House Subcommittee signed off on “paycheck protection” last week, which would single out certain unions and force members to give written permission for dues deduction. Those unions likely to be exempt from the bill include police, firefighters, and first responders.   Labor supporters and union members call the bill by a...
Oct
2014
22

REALLY!? PA Repubs Try to Sneak ‘Paycheck Deception’ Amendment Into Allergy Medicine Bill

REALLY!? PA Repubs Try to Sneak 'Paycheck Deception' Amendment Into Allergy Medicine Bill
  In Pennsylvania, the State Senate voted against an amendment to an unrelated bill that would have disallowed unions from automatically deducting dues from paychecks.  The amendment failed on a 20-28 vote.  Considering Republicans have a 27-23 majority in the State Senate, the news was novel and encouraging. Six Republicans voted with...
Jun
2013
28

MO Gov. Vetoes Harmful “Paycheck Deception” Bill, Union Dues Collection to Continue

  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a harmful “paycheck protection” bill which would have forced union members to give annual consent for automatic paycheck deductions.  The bill, SB 29, is unlikely to garner enough votes for an override considering 19 House Republicans joined Democrats in opposing it when it initially passed the...
Dec
2011
7

Paycheck Deception Makes It Onto California Ballot

The Sacramento Bee reported last night that the so-called Paycheck Protection proposal will be on the California ballot in 2012: A proposed initiative to block unions and corporations from using automatic payroll deductions for political purposes has made the cut to go in front of voters next November, the secretary of state announced today.. The...