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Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 3439 would prohibit a municipality or county from adopting an ordinance that would require a person to enter into a labor peace agreement with the employees of the person or an entity that represents or seeks to represent the employees as a condition of being awarded a contract or otherwise be able to engage in business with the municipality or county.
The bill would also prohibit a municipality or county from requiring a person to waive or limit any right of the person under federal labor law as a condition of being considered for or awarded a contract or otherwise engaging in business with the municipality or county.
Texas Action supports HB 3439 because it supports our principles of limited government and free markets. This bill would prohibit municipalities and counties from discriminating against non-union businesses. This would allow both union and non-union businesses to compete for government contracts which ultimately benefits the taxpayers whose money is spent on the goods or services which are contracted for.