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       Florida Senate - 2010                                   SJR 2706
       By Senators Richter, Gardiner, Altman, Baker, Gaetz, Bennett,
       Storms, Negron, and Fasano
       37-00286A-10                                          20102706__
    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 6
    3         of Article I of the State Constitution to require a
    4         direct and secret vote when designating or authorizing
    5         employee representation by a labor organization.
    7  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         That the following amendment to Section 6 of Article I of
   10  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   11  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   12  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   13  authorized by law for that purpose:
   14                              ARTICLE I                            
   15                        DECLARATION OF RIGHTS                      
   16         Section 6. Right to work.—The right of persons to work
   17  shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non
   18  membership in any labor union or labor organization. The right
   19  of employees, by and through a labor organization, to bargain
   20  collectively shall not be denied or abridged. Public employees
   21  shall not have the right to strike. To guarantee an individual’s
   22  right to be free from intimidation or coercion, any designation
   23  or authorization of employee representation by a labor
   24  organization shall be by direct and secret vote.
   25         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   26  placed on the ballot:
   27                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   28                        ARTICLE I, SECTION 6                       
   30  LABOR ORGANIZATION.—Proposing an amendment to the State
   31  Constitution to guarantee an individual’s right to be free from
   32  intimidation or coercion by requiring a direct and secret vote
   33  when designating or authorizing employee representation by a
   34  labor organization.

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