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Many States Scrutinizing Unions

January 7, 2011 Written by: Written by Jess Glidewell, RVP


A recent article in the NY Times documents a movement in several states to curb the power of unions, particularly those which represent government workers.

In an effort to trim strained state budgets, many states are looking at government worker salaries and pensions.  The article goes on to say that this effort is afoot in states controlled by both Republican and Democratic governors.  Union representatives are said to be concerned about the spread of right-to-work laws, which forbid employers and unions from requiring workers to join a union or pay any dues or fees to unions to represent them.

Read the entire article here.