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2019 House Bill 1575: Strengthening the rights of workers through collective bargaining by addressing authorizations and revocations, certifications, and the authority to deduct and accept union dues and fees
Introduced by Rep. Monica Jurado Stonier (Vancouver) (D) on January 24, 2019
  Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 24, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on February 18, 2019
Provides that public employers and public employee organizations are not liable in claims or causes of action for deducted union fees that were permitted by law and deducted before the Janus v. AFSCME decision.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 21, 2019
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Gildon (Puyallup) (R) on March 11, 2019
Requires an employee's authorization for the deduction of union dues to be in writing, be dated and signed, clearly and specifically acknowledge and waive the employee's constitutional right to not pay any union dues or fees, and be given freely and affirmatively without coercion. Requires that an employer cease deducting union dues within thirty days after receiving a revocation from an employee. Requires employers to maintain all copies of an employee's dues deduction authorizations and cancellations for at least three years after the employee has ceased being employed in the bargaining unit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 11, 2019
Requires dues deduction authorizations and revocations to be made to the employer rather than the exclusive bargaining representative.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Kraft (Vancouver) (R) on March 11, 2019
Removes employee organizations from the provision granting immunity for fees deducted before the Janus decision (retains immunity for public employers).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Goldendale) (R) on March 11, 2019
Removes recorded voice authorization from methods authorized for dues deductions. Retains written and electronic authorization. Allows electronic, in addition to written, revocation of deductions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 11, 2019
Removes provisions requiring revocations of dues deductions to be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the authorization.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 11, 2019
The language of the substitute bill is stricken, replaced with language that does the following: Union security provisions are removed from public employees, state employees, community college faculty, educational employees, university faculty, and marine employees sections, and replaced with language requiring employees to directly authorize public employers to make deductions for union dues on a form specifically prescribed in the language. Authorizations are effective until revoked in writing during an employer's regular business hours, and the employer must cease making deductions no later than the end of the month following the revocation. Employers are required to consider authorizations made by employees to their unions as matters of private contract between those parties, and are prohibited from expending public funds to resolve disputes between employees and unions on matters involving union dues or representation fees.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 11, 2019
Requires employers to receive an indemnification agreement from employee bargaining representatives holding the employer harmless from all claims, demands, suits, or other forms of liability related to the deduction of dues or fees prior to making dues deductions from employee pay.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2019
Passed 57 to 41 in the House on March 11, 2019.
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Provides that public employers and public employee organizations are not liable in claims or causes of action for deducted union fees that were permitted by law and deducted before the Janus v. AFSCME decision.
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2019
Referred to the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee on March 13, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on April 12, 2019
Removes provisions requiring revocations of dues deductions to be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the authorization.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on April 12, 2019
Removes a provision allowing maintenance of membership provisions in collective bargaining agreements for port employees. (2) Removes provisions in current law that allow employers of certificated school district employees and marine employees to require, as a condition of continued employment, the payment of union dues and fees.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on April 12, 2019
Removes recorded voice authorization from the methods an employee may authorize union dues deductions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on April 12, 2019
Requires an employee's authorization for the deduction of union dues to be in writing, be dated and signed, clearly and specifically acknowledge and waive the employee's constitutional right to not pay any union dues or fees, and be given freely and affirmatively without coercion. Requires that an employer cease deducting union dues within thirty days after receiving a revocation from an employee. Requires employers to maintain all copies of an employee's dues deduction authorizations and cancellations for at least three years after the employee has ceased being employed in the bargaining unit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on April 12, 2019
Aligns provisions relating to four-year institutions of higher education with the rest of the bill by providing that a public four-year institution of higher education, upon receiving confirmation that an employee has revoked the authorization for dues deductions, must end the deduction no later than the second payroll, rather than on the first payroll.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on April 12, 2019
Removes employee organizations from the provision granting immunity for fees deducted before the Janus decision.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 12, 2019
Removes recorded voice authorization from methods authorized for dues deductions. Retains written and electronic authorization. Allows electronic, in addition to written, revocation of deductions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 12, 2019
Removes authorization for an exclusive bargaining representative of individual providers to designate a third-party entity to, with the individual provider's authorization, act as the individual provider's agent in receiving payments from the state for the purposes of deducting and remitting union dues.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 12, 2019
Requires dues deduction authorizations and revocations to be made to the employer rather than the exclusive bargaining representative.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 12, 2019
Requires employers to receive an indemnification agreement from employee bargaining representatives holding the employer harmless from all claims, demands, suits, or other forms of liability related to the deduction of dues or fees prior to making dues deductions from employee pay.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 12, 2019
Replaces underlying language in the striking amendment with the following: (1) Union security provisions are removed from public employees, state employees, community college faculty, educational employees, university faculty, and marine employees sections and replaced with language requiring employees to directly authorize public employers to make deductions for union dues on a form specifically prescribed in the language. Authorizations are effective until revoked in writing during an employer's regular business hours, and the employer must cease making deductions no later than the end of the month following the revocation. (2) Employers are required to consider authorizations made by employees to their unions as matters of private contract between those parties, and are prohibited from expending public funds to resolve disputes between employees and unions on matters involving union dues or representation fees.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 12, 2019
Allows for the decertification of an exclusive bargaining representative if an employee submits petition cards showing more than fifty percent of the employees in the bargaining unit support the decertification.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on April 12, 2019
Requires union certification through secret ballot elections and prohibits certification through cross-check and voluntary recognition.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 12, 2019
Received in the House on April 18, 2019
Passed 56 to 38 in the House on April 18, 2019.
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House concurred in Senate amendment(s)..
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 30, 2019

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