Collective Bargaining Freedom

P.A. 101-0003

Collective Bargaining Freedom

Creates the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act. The new state policy means "employers, employees, and their labor organizations are free" to bargain collectively for specific working rights. The negotiations could include working salaries, working conditions, benefits, and other aspects of workers' compensation for organizations covered by the National Labor Relations Act. Provides that the authority to enact laws or rules that restrict the use of union security agreements between an employer and a labor organization vests exclusively with the General Assembly. Prohibits local right-to-work ordinances and imposes penalties on local governments and elected officials violating its requirement.