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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bill Text for HB 1378-Abolishing Collective Bargaining for Teachers

Bill Text For HB1378 - Introduced
1| STATE OF OKLAHOMA |
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2| 1st Session of the 53rd Legislature (2011) |
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3|HOUSE BILL 1378 By: Holland |
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6| AS INTRODUCED |
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7| An Act relating to schools; defining term; |
| prohibiting collective bargaining contracts; |
8| prohibiting the recognition of labor organization as |
| bargaining agent for school employees; prohibiting |
9| school employees from engaging in strike; providing |
| individual not be denied employment due to certain |
10| membership; repealing 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 509.1, |
| 509.2, as amended by Section 7, Chapter 439, O.S.L. |
11| 2008, 509.2a, 509.3, 509.6, 509.7, 509.8, 509.9, |
| 509.10 and Section 12, Chapter 432, O.S.L. 2005 (70 |
12| O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 509.2 and 509.11), which |
| relate to negotiations between school employees and |
13| districts; providing for codification; and providing |
| and effective date. |
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17|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA: |
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18| SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified |
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19|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 509.1A of Title 70, unless there |
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20|is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: |
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21| A. For purposes of this section, "labor organization" means any |
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22|organization in which employees participate and that exists in whole |
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23|or in part to deal with one or more employers concerning grievances, |
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24|labor disputes, wages, hours of employment, or working conditions. |
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1| B. A board of education or an administrator of a local school |
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2|district shall not enter into a collective bargaining contract with |
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3|a labor organization regarding wages, hours, or conditions of |
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4|employment of school district employees. This prohibition shall |
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5|also apply to renewals or extensions of any existing contracts. |
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6| C. A contract entered into, extended or renewed in violation of |
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7|subsection B of this section shall be void and unenforceable. |
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8| D. A board of education or an administrator of a local school |
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9|district shall not recognize a labor organization as the bargaining |
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10|agent for a group of school district employees. |
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11| E. School district employees shall not strike nor engage in an |
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12|organized work stoppage against a school district. |
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13| F. A school district employee who violates subsection E of this |
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14|section shall forfeit all rights, benefits and privileges of school |
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15|district employment. |
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16| G. The right of a school district employee to cease work shall |
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17|not be abridged if the employee is not acting in concert with others |
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18|in an organized work stoppage. |
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19| H. A individual shall not be denied employment with a school |
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20|district because of the individual's membership or nonmembership in |
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21|a labor organization. |
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22| I. This section shall not impair the right of school district |
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23|employees to present grievances concerning their wages, hours of |
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1|employment, or conditions of work either individually or through a |
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2|representative that does not claim the right to strike. |
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3| SECTION 2. REPEALER 70 O.S. 2001, Sections 509.1, 509.2, |
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4|as amended by Section 7, Chapter 439, O.S.L. 2008, 509.2a, 509.3, |
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5|509.6, 509.7, 509.8, 509.9, 509.10 and Section 12, Chapter 432, |
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6|O.S.L. 2005 (70 O.S. Supp. 2010, Sections 509.2 and 509.11), are |
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7|hereby repealed. |
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8| SECTION 3. This act shall become effective November 1, 2011. |
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10| 53-1-6410 AM 01/03/11 |
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