Paycheck protection on the ballot
In Colorado, this type of legislation is called Ask First.
A United States Supreme Court 9-0 ruling in June 2007 said that states may create laws granting extra protections to public-sector workers who want to be asked first before the union can spend their money on political causes. The Supreme Court ruling upheld a 1992 law in Washington approved by 73% of voters that required unions to receive "affirmative authorization" from non-member agency fee payers before spending mandatory fees on politics.
Paycheck protection initiatives
- Colorado Limitation on Public Payroll Deductions Initiative, Amendment 49 (2008)
- Oregon Ballot Measure 64 (2008)