Attack on unions returned to House calendar

A totally unnecessary clash between the big business lobby and public sector unions was avoided on Tuesday, May 12, when a bill that would have prohibited payroll deduction of union dues was returned to the calendar by its author.

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Voters say NO to LABI's attack on public servants

UDATE: Although HB 418, the so-called Paycheck Protection Act, was scheduled to be debated on the floor of the House on Tuesday, no vote was taken.

Without discussion, the bill was returned to the calendar at the request of its author, Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-Lafayette).

The bill cannot be brought back to the floor without notification, upon which a member may object and ask for a vote on whether or not to hear the bill.

BATON ROUGE, LA – April 7, 2015 - A new poll released Thursday by Lake Research Partners shows significant bi-partisan opposition to the so-called “Paycheck Protection Act” (HB 418) currently being considered by the Louisiana Legislature.

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Pushing forward to fight rising student debt

The AFT has joined a broad coalition of organizations, from its sister unions to Student Veterans of America, from the National Young Farmers Coalition to Jobs with Justice and the Center for American Progress, to demand that elected officials take action and address college affordability within the next six months.

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