Union's Automatic Paycheck Deduction About to be Eliminated in Kansas
Public employee unions are taking another hit, this time in Kansas. The Kansas House passed a bill Tuesday which will end automatic paycheck deduction for public workers. The bill was already passed by the Kansas Senate and will now go to Republican Governor Sam Brownback for signature.
The bill does not prevent union members from making donations to union causes it simply means they will have to write the checks themselves rather than rely on the state to deduct the funds.
Automatic paycheck deduction is not the only union issue under consideration in Kansas. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Kansas legislature has another bill pending which would "narrow the scope" of union contract negotiations.