Article I of the North Carolina Constitution is amended by adding a new section to read:
“Sec. 39. Right to work.
(1) The right to live includes the right to work. The exercise of the right to work must be protected and maintained free from undue restraints and coercion. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of North Carolina that the right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or nonmembership, or payment or non-payment, in a labor organization.
(2) No person shall be required by an employer to become or remain a member of a labor organization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment with the employer.
(3) No person shall be required by an employer to abstain or refrain from membership in any labor organization as a condition of employment or continued employment.
(4) No employer shall require any person, as a condition of employment or continued employment, to pay to a labor organization any dues, fees, or other charges of any kind.
(5) This section does not apply to any lawful contract in force on the effective date but shall apply in all respects to contracts entered into thereafter and to any renewal or extension of any existing contract.
(6) The term “labor organization” as used in this section means any trade union, labor union, or other labor association.”
As much as we can celebrate the expansion of the Right to Work, we must be vigilant against its contraction.
The full bill can be read here, or below (most recent version as of posting):
Hat Tip: Will Doran.