Fla. Proposal Would Buck Federal Pro-Union Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


Congress is considering legislation that would allow workers to unionize by signing a card or petition instead of holding formal elections.

The proposed state constitutional amendment (HJR 1013) would require secret ballot elections -- favored by businesses -- in Florida.

Sponsors include House Majority Leader Adam Hasner. The Delray Beach Republican said elections would prevent harassment and intimidation.

Monica Russo, Florida president of the Service Employees International Union, said elections instead open workers to harassment or retribution by employers if they campaign for a union.

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