Critics attack it as an assault on union representation of state workers, but the House approves a resolution that would prohibit unions from deducting so-called “fair share” fees from the checks of state workers. The fees are taken from workers who don’t join the union and cost about 20-percent less. Sponsor Richard Byrd of Kirkwood insists the resolution has nothing to do with the argument over whether unions are good for state workers or not. The issue now heads to the Senate.
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