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AFP-FL Mail Campaign Urges Floridians to Support Worker Rights Legislation

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AFP-FL Mail Campaign Urges Floridians to Support Worker Rights Legislation

01.12.18 11:56 AM

Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) launched a new direct mail piece calling on Floridians to support Rep. Plakon’s worker right’s legislation, House Bill 25 (HB 25), which would expand union accountability and worker freedom. The legislation would require unions to hold regular elections and obtain 50 percent of their actively paying dues members in order to be certified by the state. Most U.S. union members are represented by unions they have not voted for. Last year, a study conducted by the Heritage Foundation found that unions covered under the National Labor Relations Act only represented 6 percent of their current members that voted for union representation. AFP-FL’s state director, Chris Hudson released the following statement: * “Unions need to be accountable and represent the views of their current members. With over 90% of workers represented by a union they never voted for, this legislation ensures unions operating in Florida are more transparent and better serve its members. We thank Rep. Plakon for sponsoring this bill and now call on the Florida Senate to pass this bill. AFP-FL will continue to educate citizens on the benefits of empowering workers with more freedom.” AFP-FL sent the members of the Government Accountability […]

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