Idaho Passes Law to Curb Unions’ Collective Bargaining Rights

The Idaho state legislature passed a bill into law Tuesday that will restrict the rights of the state’s public school teachers. Yahoo! News reports, via Reuters, that the Idaho law will restrict collective bargaining rights similar to laws that are being pushed in Wisconsin, Michigan and many other states.

The law will eliminate many union-implemented rights such as teacher tenure and reduces the length of teacher labor contracts to one year. The law also removes seniority as an overriding factor in considering layoffs. The law is the first to be passed among the many states working to push through new collective bargaining rules and to weaken the unions.

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