“We don’t understand the need for the bill,” said Jeff Buddle, president of the career firefighters union, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1664. “We have a process that is extremely effective.” Gino Renne, president of the Municipal and County Government Employee Organization, which represents about 5,000 non-uniformed workers, said some of the bill’s provisions come “right out of the ALEC playbook,” referring to model legislation drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative policy group that works with state legislatures. The Metro Washington Council is asking unions, allies, and friends of labor to attend a hearing at 7pm on Tuesday, July 12th at the Montgomery County Council chamber to stop this attack on labor rights in Maryland. - Christian Berk
-adapted from a report in the Washington Post.