Posts tagged HB 1197

    Skylar Zander: It’s time Florida empowers workers over unions

    February 2, 2022 // In the Florida Legislature right now, SB 1458 by Sen. Dennis Baxley and HB 1197 by Rep. Scott Plakon would require union membership authorization forms to include a specific statutory notice that the public employee does not have to become a union member and can revoke their membership simply by requesting it — no questions asked. Importantly, it would require a public employee to willingly submit a signed form before union dues can be deducted from their paycheck.

    A bill targeting union membership in Florida is getting pushback…again

    January 29, 2022 // “The bill requires an employee to sign a membership authorization form when they join a union," Plakon said as he presented the bill to the House Government Operations Subcommittee. "The form must include a statement that the employee understands that Florida is a right-to-work state, and union membership is not required as a condition of employment.”