SD Measure Fights Federal Union Organizing Plan
March 2, 2010, 5:32 PM
PIERRE, SD -
After a fight that followed party lines, the South Dakota Legislature has proposed a state constitutional amendment aimed at countering a union-organizing measure being considered by Congress.
The House voted 44-23 Tuesday to put the proposed change to the South Dakota Constitution to a public vote in November. Republicans generally supported the measure, while Democrats opposed it. The Senate approved the measure earlier.
The proposed amendment would guarantee the right to vote by secret ballot in political elections and efforts to organize labor unions.
The bill in Congress would let a majority of employees organize a union by signing cards, a change from current practice that allows a company to require a secret ballot election.
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