Texas AG Endorses Bills Requiring Secret Ballots For Unions

Law360, Dallas (February 20, 2013, 8:25 PM EST) -- Texas lawmakers filed a pair of bills Wednesday that would require labor unions to be elected by a majority of employees using a secret ballot, a measure touted by the attorney general as essential to protect the state’s strong right-to-work laws.

Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, filed matching legislation in the House and Senate to add the secret ballot provision and a new requirement that a collective bargaining representative could only be elected if a majority of employees who would be...
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