As earlier reported, Rep. Stuart Bishop (R-Lafayette) has worked to advance his Paycheck Protection Act, HB 418, in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The purpose of the Paycheck Protection Act is to "end the practice of taxpayer sponsored payroll deductions to support government union political machines." This bill will force unions to use their own resources and staff to collect dues from public employees and not depend upon taxpayer resources.
Naturally, this is being met with quite a bit of opposition from the unions in this state that depend upon the government for doing their own dirty work. Therefore, it is imperative that legislators be contacted to support this bill and vote YES for HB 418 when it comes on the House floor.
Americans for Prosperity has made it easy to contact your state legislator on this issue. The webpage Support Taxpayer Protection in Louisiana can be used.