With the upcoming US Supreme Court ruling on Janus (oral arguments are scheduled for February 26), several pro union bills have been introduced in the last couple of days. Though it is early in the session, I expect at least one of these will make it to Governor Inslee’s desk:
…6079 (prohibits public sharing of public employee birthdates),
…6082 (ensuring employer neutrality when employees are exercising their collective bargaining rights – this is code for stopping employers from encouraging employees to drop the union),
…6229 (giving unions access to new employees at orientations and worksites to discuss union membership), and
…6231 (setting timeline for Unfair Labor Practices filed in Superior Court).