Bill Text: FL S2706 | 2010 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Right to Work [GPSC]

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 10-0)

Status: (Failed) 2010-04-30 - Died in Committee on Ethics and Elections [S2706 Detail]

Download: Florida-2010-S2706-Introduced.html
Florida Senate - 2010                                   SJR 2706 
By Senators Richter, Gardiner, Altman, Baker, Gaetz, Bennett, 
Storms, Negron, and Fasano 
37-00286A-10                                          20102706__ 
1                       Senate Joint Resolution 
2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 6 
3         of Article I of the State Constitution to require a 
4         direct and secret vote when designating or authorizing 
5         employee representation by a labor organization. 
7  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 
9         That the following amendment to Section 6 of Article I of 
10  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to 
11  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next 
12  general election or at an earlier special election specifically 
13  authorized by law for that purpose: 
14                              ARTICLE I 
15                        DECLARATION OF RIGHTS 
16         Section 6. Right to work.—The right of persons to work 
17  shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non 
18  membership in any labor union or labor organization. The right 
19  of employees, by and through a labor organization, to bargain 
20  collectively shall not be denied or abridged. Public employees 
21  shall not have the right to strike. To guarantee an individual’s 
22  right to be free from intimidation or coercion, any designation 
23  or authorization of employee representation by a labor 
24  organization shall be by direct and secret vote. 
25         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 
26  placed on the ballot: 
27                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 
28                        ARTICLE I, SECTION 6 
30  LABOR ORGANIZATION.—Proposing an amendment to the State 
31  Constitution to guarantee an individual’s right to be free from 
32  intimidation or coercion by requiring a direct and secret vote 
33  when designating or authorizing employee representation by a 
34  labor organization.