Legislators Disallow Automatic Teacher Dues
Special Report - January 6, 2012
In the wee hours Thursday morning, the General Assembly overrode a gubernatorial veto of a bill to eliminate automatic dues deductions from the paychecks of state employees who are members of the state’s largest teachers’ union. SB 727No Dues Checkoff for School Employees originally passed the General Assembly, mostly along party-line votes, in June. It prevents the North Carolina Association of Educators from being able to deduct membership dues directly from teachers’ paychecks. On June 18, Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed the bill, calling it “unfair,” “illegal,” and “one more attack on teachers by the Republicans in the General Assembly.” The Senate, which was required under legislative rules to consider a veto override before the House could, overrode the Governor’s veto on July 13. At 1:12 AM on January 5, the House also voted to override Perdue’s veto by a vote of 69 to 45, making SB 727 law.
The General Assembly was in session this week primarily to consider an override of Perdue’s veto of a bill to amend the Racial Justice Act. At 4:26 PM on January 4, the Senate voted to override the Governor’s veto of, SB 9No Discriminatory Purpose in Death Penalty, which would amend certain provisions of the Racial Justice Act. The House did not consider an override of SB 9’s veto.
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