January 13, 2011, Introduced by Reps. Pscholka, MacMaster, Damrow, Callton, Genetski, Knollenberg and Shaughnessy and referred to the Committee on Oversight, Reform, and Ethics.
A bill to amend 1947 PA 336, entitled
"An act to prohibit strikes by certain public employees; to provide
review from disciplinary action with respect thereto; to provide
for the mediation of grievances and the holding of elections; to
declare and protect the rights and privileges of public employees;
and to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the
violation of the provisions of this act,"
by amending section 9 (MCL 423.209).
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
It shall be lawful for public Public employees to may
to form, join, or assist in labor
to engage in lawful concerted
activities for the
purpose of collective negotiation or bargaining or other mutual aid
, or to
negotiate or bargain collectively with
their public employers through representatives of their own free
choice. Notwithstanding the right granted under this section, a
public employee or collective bargaining organization shall not use
publicly owned property, facilities, or services, including an
electronic mail system, for political activities, political fund-
raising, campaigning for office of a collective bargaining
organization, collective bargaining organizing activities, or
solicitation of employees for membership in a collective bargaining
organization. This prohibition does not limit the right of a public
employee or collective bargaining organization to use, on the same
terms as members of the general public, public property that is
made available as a public forum.