CALL TO ACTION - DECEMBER 6th
Michigan Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, introduced a bill (Senate Bill 1260) on Tuesday that would require public employee unions to hold biennial re-certification votes in order to continue representing workers. The bill was voted out of committee early Wednesday morning by a party-line vote.
The bill would require public employees who work for entities represented by labor unions to vote every two years, starting in 2022, on whether they want that union to continue to represent them. The bill also includes a $500,000 appropriation, which would make it immune to a citizen referendum. A tremendous cost to the taxpayers of Michigan, and a further burden to an already overworked MERC (Michigan Employment Relations Commission).
The existing union would be allowed to continue representing workers if the vote tally reflects a majority of the votes cast, and that majority also “represents at least 50% of the public employees in the unit,” according to the bill language.
If it doesn’t, the union no longer would represent the employees, though an existing contract would continue to be honored until it expires — with the exception of provisions allowing such union duties as handling grievances.
Contact your Senator and Representative TODAY and tell them to VOTE NO on Senate Bill 1260 and Support Michigan’s Police Officers and Fire Fighters.
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