Bill Would Keep State Funds Out Of Organizers' Hands

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 3:20 PM EST) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has proposed legislation to overrule the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Brown and reinstate a ban keeping government contractors and other companies from using state funds for union organization efforts.

Conyers, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, announced on Monday that he had introduced H.R. 6436, the State Public Funds Protection Act, which would clarify that the National Labor Relations Act does not preempt state laws keeping state and local funds from being used...
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