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News Roundup: More Labor Pushback In the States

The Olympian: No collective bargaining for state worker health care under Tom bill
A Democrat legislator has proposed adding a special wellness program to the benefits of every state employee–but in turn, would limit health care as a collective bargaining issue. The Washington Federation of State Employees has called this “an assault on one of our bargaining rights.”

The Arizona Republic: Bills target public-sector unions
Republicans in the Senate have passed three bills relating to public employees that would: 1) end “official time”; 2) give employees paycheck protection; and 3) restrict strikes.

Los Angeles TimesJerry Brown administration digs in against unions on pensions
Governor Brown has decided to stick to his guns and will challenge unions that have sued the state to stop pension reforms enacted last year.

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