Right-To-Work Bill Fails in Committee

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A bill by Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) to make California a Right-To-Work state was killed yesterday in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on a partisan vote. AB 1174 would have given workers the freedom to decide whether or not to join a union, and eliminated any requirement to pay union dues.

“Forcing employees to pay union dues and fees against their wishes is wrong,” said Harper. “The committee once again put powerful special interests ahead of workers.”

True freedom dictates that the employees should join a union because they want to, not because they have to,” Moorlach stated during his testimony to the committee. “We’re losing jobs to neighboring right-to-work states, including Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Texas

Assemblyman Matthew Harper represents the 74th Assembly District; he is the former Mayor of the City of Huntington Beach. The 74th Assembly District includes the cities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Woods & Laguna Beach

State Senator John Moorlach represents the 37th district of California, is a trained Certified Financial Planner and is the only trained CPA in the California State Senate. He gained national attention 20 years ago when he was appointed Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and helped the County recover from its bankruptcy filing - at the time the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. History.