Labor Organizations Denounce “Union-busting” Bill Demanding Workers Pay for Representation

A bill opponents describe as “union-busting” legislation meant to target Florida’s public school teachers is back again after facing defeat in the Florida Legislature. 

Bills such as House Bill 25, by Republican Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, are being introduced in legislatures across the country. While Plakon claims it will add greater transparency to labor unions, opponents say it’s part of a coordinated effort to undermine the voices of public workers. 

Joanne McCall, president of the Florida Education Association, says the bill even further marginalizes women.

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