Paycheck Protection Bill

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10:00 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Paycheck Protection Bill Scrutinized During Missouri House Hearing

Members of the Mo. House Cmte. on Workforce Development & Workplace Safety hear testimony on a paycheck protection bill on Feb. 3, 2014.
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Republican lawmakers in Missouri are again trying to pass so-called "paycheck protection" legislation to  bar some unions from automatically withholding dues from employees.

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MO Statehouse
1:57 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Nixon Vetoes So-Called 'Paycheck Protection' Bill Concerning Public Employees

Legislation that would bar the state minimum wage from exceeding the federal rate has passed the Missouri House.
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Updated at 9:08 p.m. with comments from State Rep. Eric Burlison (R, Springfield), SB29's House handler.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has announced his veto of SB29, the so-called "paycheck protection" bill.

The bill would have required unions to get annual permission to withhold fees and dues from public employee paychecks. 

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Paycheck protection
6:35 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Missouri Lawmakers Send 'Paycheck Protection' Bill To Gov. Nixon

Floor of Mo. House during session
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has given final passage to legislation that would limit labor unions' ability to deduct dues and fees from the paychecks of public employees.

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Mo. Senate
6:14 am
Tue March 12, 2013

After 10-Hour Block, Mo. Senate Gives First Approval To Scaled-Back Bill On Union Paycheck Rules

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The Missouri Senate has given first round approval to a scaled-backed version of the so-called Paycheck Protection bill.

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.

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