Okla. Senate Passes Bill Limiting Union Rights

Law360, New York (April 19, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT) -- Oklahoma is set to be the next state to limit public union rights as the state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to legislation overturning collective bargaining for some municipal employees.

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate voted 29-19 to send Gov. Mary Fallin a bill, HB 1593, that would strip collective bargaining rights of public employees who work in cities with a population over 35,000. The legislation is a repeal of the 2004 law that Democrats passed allowing nonuniform workers in large cities in the state to bargain...
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