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2005 Florida Statutes

Regulating labor unions; state policy.
Section 447.01, Florida Statutes 2005

447.01  Regulating labor unions; state policy.--

(1)  Because of the activities of labor unions affecting the economic conditions of the country and the state, entering as they do into practically every business and industrial enterprise, it is the sense of the Legislature that such organizations affect the public interest and are charged with a public use. The working person, unionist or nonunionist, must be protected. The right to work is the right to live.

(2)  It is here now declared to be the policy of the state, in the exercise of its sovereign constitutional police power, to regulate the activities and affairs of labor unions, their officers, agents, organizers and other representatives, in the manner, and to the extent hereafter set forth.

History.--s. 1, ch. 21968, 1943; s. 147, ch. 97-103.

Note.--Former s. 481.01.