FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/29/2017
Rep. Isaac to File Legislation Banning State Collection of Union Dues
AUSTIN — Rep. Jason Isaac announced his intention to file legislation for the upcoming special session to ban the State of Texas from collecting union dues.
“Texans don’t ask much of their government, but one thing they do expect is responsible and transparent stewardship of their hard-earned money,” said Rep. Isaac. “Texas is a right-to-work state, and it’s simply not appropriate for labor unions to be given preferential treatment. It’s long past time to end the outdated practice of using taxpayer-funded resources to collect dues for private organizations.”
“Texas taxpayers should not be on the hook for collecting union dues,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The legislature made strides in advancing this measure during the regular session, and with the upcoming special session I feel confident we can get this measure across the finish line. I am thankful to Sen. Hughes and Rep. Isaac for working on behalf of taxpayers by filing this bill that will put an end to this practice.”
The bill's Senate companion will be filed by Sen. Bryan Hughes. Prohibiting the use of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues is one of 20 items Governor Abbott included on the special session call.
Rep. Isaac is a fourth-generation native Texan who has served House District 45 since 2011. He is the vice president of the Texas Conservative Coalition, the conservative caucus in the Texas Legislature, and founding chair of the Hill Country Caucus. He is proud to represent Hays and Blanco counties and lives in Drippings Springs with his wife, Carrie, and two sons.