Unions call for state-level legislation

11/11/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Unions are pushing state capitals to pass laws that would enable worker organizing, as Congress debates the same issues at the federal level. Oregon passed legislation that prevents companies from holding mandatory meetings to talk about worker organizing, which workers say are used to discourage participation in union activity. It is unclear whether federal legislation would override Oregon's Worker Freedom Act or any that other states might pass in the meantime.

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