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Dude, you’ve got bigger problems than an out of the way blog with dozens of readers (May 6, 2014)

We just received this Facebook message from someone identified as [Representative] Keith English. We have no idea if it really is him.

A Facebook message from Representative Keith English? Really?

Keith English

Thanks

RIGHT TO WORK AND

PAYCHECK IS GONE FOR 2

YEARS.. THANKS

Sent from Jefferson City, MO

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Today in Jefferson City:

House Communications ‏@MOHOUSECOMM

HB 116 & 569 (Labor Organizations) perfected by #MOHouse by a vote of 92-66.

4:34 PM – 11 Feb 2015

HB 116

Prohibits an employer from requiring a person to become a member of a labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment

Sponsor: Burlison, Eric (133)

Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2015

LR Number: 0562H.02P

Last Action: 02/11/2015 – Perfected (H)

Bill String: HCS HBs 116 & 569

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HCS HBs 116 & 569 [pdf] — LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

SPONSOR: Burlison

COMMITTEE ACTIONS: Voted “Do Pass” by the Standing Committee on Workforce Standards and Development by a vote of 9 to 3. Voted “Do Pass” by the Select Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations by a vote of 6 to 2.

This bill specifies that, except in instances when these provisions conflict with or are preempted by federal law, any person as a condition or continuation of employment cannot be required to:

(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization;

(2) Pay dues, fees, assessments, or other charges to a labor organization; or

(3) Pay to any charity or third party any equivalent amount in lieu of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of a member of a labor organization.

Any agreement, understanding, or practice between a labor organization and an employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed under these provisions is declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect.

Maybe that third floor office has a nice view.