Right-to-work expansion laws overturned

Mitch Coffman Uncategorized

Two bills passed by the Idaho Legislature during the 2011 session have been overturned. SB 1006 and SB 1007 sought to expand the right-to-work law in Idaho, effectively banning project labor agreements and job targeting programs. U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill said that “Nothing about a job targeting program … makes union membership compulsory. Because Idaho is a right-to-work state, …

Allred says education cuts were unnecessary (video)

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized, Video

The Democratic choice for governor, Keith Allred, said that the Republican-controlled Legislature didn’t need to make unprecedented cuts to education spending.  Allred told IdahoReporter.com that had the government, including his opponent, Republican Gov. Butch Otter, been more proactive and more optimistic about tax revenues, public schools in the state wouldn’t be forced to make unneeded budget reductions. Allred made an appearance …

Lawmakers looking at labor union restrictions

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines

Idaho lawmakers will consider a proposal to limit labor unions’ spending on construction contracts. Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, says current union actions supplementing some union workers’ paychecks hurts Idaho workers and non-union contractors. Officials with one union say the practice is legal and could lead to a court battle. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved introducing legislation from Pearce …