Paycheck protection moves through Senate committee

A Senate committee has voted in favor of requiring unions to get annual written authorization in order to collect fees that are automatically deducted from a worker’s paycheck by an employer. Unions would need similar consent to spend a person’s fees on political activities.

Called paycheck protection, this legislation is necessary to ensure that workers have control over how a union spends its fees.

The bill is House Bill 1617 and it is sponsored by Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston. The committee that approved the bill was the Senate Committee on Small Business, Insurance and Industry Missouri Chamber supports of this legislation. The bill now goes to the full Senate.

For more information on paycheck protection legislation, please contact Jay Atkins, general counsel for the Missouri Chamber, at jatkins@mochamber.com or by phone at 573-634-3511.

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