Paycheck Protection Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Paycheck Protection Bill Scrutinized During Missouri House Hearing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/paycheck-protection-bill-scrutinized-during-missouri-house-hearing <p>Republican lawmakers in Missouri are again trying to pass so-called "paycheck protection" legislation to&nbsp; bar some unions from automatically withholding dues from employees.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 04:00:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33453 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Paycheck Protection Bill Scrutinized During Missouri House Hearing Nixon Vetoes So-Called 'Paycheck Protection' Bill Concerning Public Employees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-so-called-paycheck-protection-bill-concerning-public-employees <p><em>Updated at 9:08 p.m. with comments from State Rep. Eric Burlison (R, Springfield), SB29's House handler.</em></p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has announced his veto of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944749">SB29, the so-called "paycheck protection" bill</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill would have required unions to get annual permission to withhold fees and dues from public employee paychecks.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:57:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Marshall Griffin, The Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 27706 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes So-Called 'Paycheck Protection' Bill Concerning Public Employees Missouri Lawmakers Send 'Paycheck Protection' Bill To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-send-paycheck-protection-bill-gov-nixon <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=133">Missouri House</A> has given final passage to legislation that would limit labor unions' ability to deduct dues and fees from the paychecks of public employees.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944749">Senate Bill 29</A> would require unions to get written permission every year to deduct dues from paychecks.&nbsp; While it would only apply to public employees, unions for first responders would be exempt.&nbsp; Unions would also have to get permission to use d Mon, 13 May 2013 23:35:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26361 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Lawmakers Send 'Paycheck Protection' Bill To Gov. Nixon After 10-Hour Block, Mo. Senate Gives First Approval To Scaled-Back Bill On Union Paycheck Rules http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-10-hour-block-mo-senate-gives-first-approval-scaled-back-bill-union-paycheck-rules <p>The Missouri Senate has given first round approval to a scaled-backed version of the so-called Paycheck Protection bill.</p><p>The original bill would have barred unions from automatically withholding dues from the paychecks of public employees, but Senate Democrats spent nearly ten hours Monday night and Tuesday morning blocking the bill. The filibuster ended when the bill was changed to allow annual consent for withholding union dues from paychecks.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:14:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10112 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After 10-Hour Block, Mo. Senate Gives First Approval To Scaled-Back Bill On Union Paycheck Rules