Policy Orientation 2016

Thursday, January 7 • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Everyone agrees that workers should be free to join labor unions. But have Texas and federal laws gone too far in giving unions too much power over workers and taxpayers? Should governments function as a dues collector for unions? This panel will examine how to make sure unions remain a legitimate option for workers while ensuring that workers, employers, and taxpayers are free to not to join or support them.

Sen. Paul Bettencourt, Chairman, Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief, Texas State Senate
Rick Levy, Secretary-Treasurer, Texas AFL-CIO
Annie Spilman, Legislative Director, National Federation of Independent Business – Texas
Vincent Vernuccio, Director of Labor Policy, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Moderated by Bill Peacock, Vice President of Research & Director, Center for Economic Freedom, Texas Public Policy Foundation