Missouri House Panel Considers Union Dues Legislation
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri House member wants to require labor unions to get written permission from their members before deducting dues from their paychecks.
The legislation by House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller would require workers to sign a form every year authorizing the deductions. They would also have to give written consent for their dues to be used for political activities.
Schoeller, a Republican from Willard, says workers should be able to decide how to spend their own money.
Labor groups say the bill would require too much paperwork. They also say dues are not used for political activities. They say those activities are financed from a separate fund to which members make voluntary contributions.
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