As the General Assembly continues to debate giving collective bargaining rights to public employees, the first step in the process is apparently moving through the Senate next Tuesday.
SB 1394 would allow employees to have union dues deducted from their paychecks. In essence, the state payroll office will be acting as a conduit to allow union dues to be collected.
This is all a result of SEANC’s decision to align with SEIU. This legislation will make it easier to sign members up and funnel their money to the deep pockets of the national organization.
The committee meeting is Tuesday at noon. The list of members of the committee is here.