State voters to decide secret union voting measure
Mar 11, 2010 6:48:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina voters will decide on an amendment to the state constitution which would require secret union organizing votes.
The House and Senate agreed on a final version of the constitutional amendment resolution on Wednesday. The Senate approved the measure 33-9 and the House followed that with a 106-12 vote.
The measure headed for the November ballot asks voters to decide if a secret ballot is a fundamental individual right in deciding whether workers are represented by a labor organization.
Republicans said the measure is a reaction to federal legislation they say would strip workers of their right to vote for unionization by secret ballot.
Democrats said employers and workers can request votes at any time during union organizing attempts.
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