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Texas: Rank 5

Pension Liability - Total $155.6 billion6 - Per household $1,2711

Union Membership Density:

  • Total-5.4%
  • Private Sector-3.2%
  • Public Sector-16.9%

Right to Work: 

Government Sector Collective Bargaining Laws:

  • Police/Fire: Fire/Police Good Faith Bargaining (Sec. 174.105) – No mandatory contact recognition
  • State: Collective Bargaining by Public Employees Prohibited (Sec. 617.002)
  • Education: Collective Bargaining by Public Employees Prohibited (Sec. 617.002)
  • Municipal: Collective Bargaining by Public Employees Prohibited (Sec. 617.002)

Paycheck Protection Law:

  • No Provision

Secret Ballot Protection:

Forced Card Check:

  • No Provision

Government Sector Binding Arbitration Provisions:

  • No Provision

Public Access to Government Bargaining Sessions:

Project Labor Agreement Bans:

  • No Provision

Government Employee Strike Policy:

Texas Labor News

  • AMR Tumbles Most in Six Weeks After Pilot Contract Proposal Posted on: November 16, 2011
    By Mary Schlangenstein/San Francisco Chronicle American Airlines parent AMR Corp. tumbled the most in six weeks in New York trading after trying to end a five-year stalemate with a contract proposal that offers pilots smaller pay increases than they had sought. The Allied Pilots Association said today it was reviewing the plan as its board began [...]
  • Ex-police union treasurer avoids jail in plea Posted on: November 4, 2011
    By James Pinkerton/Houston Chronicle The ex-treasurer of the Houston police union pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges involving misapplication of union funds, a deal in which he avoids jail time. Jeffrey Dale Larson, 43, was charged in July 2008 with misapplication of fiduciary duty, a felony, after officials with the Houston Police Officer’s Union ordered an [...]
  • Local union hires homeless to protest on Drag Posted on: September 26, 2011
    The Horn A diligent group of protesters has been shouting grievances and banging on make-shift drums for the past eight weeks in front of the University Co-Op on Guadalupe every morning from 9 until 11. While protesters are a common sight both on the University of Texas at Austin campus and on the Drag, this [...]
  • Right To Work Texas: Income Rose 3.7%. Forced-Unionism Illinois: Income Fell 7.3% Posted on: September 16, 2011
    Big Government The Wall Street Journal recently published a piece that USA incomes have fallen for the past three years and are now at 1996 household income levels.  The National Institute of Labor Relations Research looked at Texas and Illinois to see how far those states have fallen.  And, what probably comes as no surprise to most, Texas has [...]
  • Houston's largest teachers union paid nearly $500K in legal fees to union chief's son: Records Posted on: September 15, 2011
    By Mike Cronin and Jennifer Peebles/Texas Watchdog Houston’s largest teachers union has paid nearly a half a million dollars in legal fees in recent years to the longtime union president’s son, who is a lawyer, records show. The Houston Federation of Teachers paid James Fallon III , the son of federation president Gayle Fallon, $477,687 between 2006-10 [...]

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