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House Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Working Families through Paycheck Deception Legislation

Thursday, March 22, 2018

St. Paul – Representative Steve Drazkowski and House Republicans continue their attack on working families and their right to organize. A new proposal would stop public sector workers from voluntarily contributing to their union’s political advocacy work through their paychecks with voluntary deductions. The bill, HF 3723, will be heard in the Minnesota House’s Government Operations and Election Policy committee this evening.


Rep. Michael V. Nelson (DFL-Brooklyn Park) released the following statement:


“Republicans have one goal: give more power to the super-rich and their corporate donors. This not-so-hidden attack on working families will only make it harder for working Minnesotans to join together for higher incomes and better benefits.


“DFLers value hard work, fair pay, and the right to organize. Workers joining together to organize allows them to fight for higher wages, safer working conditions, and a path to retire with dignity.


“This effort is the Republicans' most recent attempt to put corporations and the wealthy ahead of working families.”