Union membership bill survives Senate struggle

It was a struggle, including forcing the Senate clerk to read every word of the 26 page bill, to get HB 1575 through the Senate on a partisan 25-21 vote of approval.  As a reminder, the bill, among other things, makes the unions the “custodian of the records” (employers have to rely upon the unions monthly list of who to take dues from), allows electronic and voice authorization of union membership, describes how employees can revoke their union membership, and makes it easier to organize new groups of employees (known as “card check”.)

The bill now goes back to the House for their approval of Senate amendments and then to Governor Inslee for his signature.

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