Bill Summaries: S632 (2017-2018 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 4 2017 - View summary

    Enacts new Article I, Sec. 38 (Right to Work) of the North Carolina Constitution, subject to an affirmative vote of the majority of voters at an election on November 6, 2018, as follows:

    Provides that the right to live includes the right to work, which must be protected and maintained free from undue restraints and coercion, and shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership status in a labor organization. Provides that no person shall be required by an employer to become or remain a member of, abstain or refrain from membership in, or pay dues, fees, or other charges of any kind to a labor organization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment. Defines labor organization to mean any trade union, labor union, or other labor association. Applies to contracts entered into after the effective date of this section, and any renewal or extension of contracts that exist on that date.

    Provides for the text of the ballot question. Effective upon certification of the election by the State Board of Elections to the Secretary of State.