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Right-to-work law faces court challenge

If a lawsuit now pending in federal court succeeds, non-union workers in Idaho could be required to pay some fees to unions that represent them, for the first time since Idaho enacted its right-to-work law in 1985.

Idaho’s ‘right-to-work’ law faces court challenge over fees

If a lawsuit now pending in federal court succeeds, non-union workers in Idaho could be required to pay some fees to unions that represent them, for the first time since Idaho enacted its right-to-work law in 1985. The lawsuit, one of several pending in three states, argues that it’s unconstitutional to require unions to spend money and time...

Idaho anti-union law invalid, 9th Circuit Court rules

A federal appellate court has upheld an earlier ruling that an anti-union law passed by the Idaho Legislature in 2011 was invalid. The law, which never took effect, banned “job targeting” or “market recovery” programs, in which unions use funds they collect from workers to subsidize bids by union contractors on jobs.

Anti-union laws rejected

BOISE – A federal judge has invalidated two anti-union laws pushed through by Idaho GOP lawmakers last session, saying they violate federal law. The two measures, SB 1007 and 1006, were expansions of Idaho’s right-to-work law. One banned “job targeting programs” that use union dues to subsidize members’ wages as a way to help contractors win bids. The other banned “project labor agreements” through which contractors sign agreements with unionized workers while bidding on public works projects.