“RIGHT TO WORK” AMENDMENT, if passed, would make it illegal to require membership in a labor union as a condition of employment. This would ensure that employees would be able to work, without being forced to join a union, if they are hired by an employer, whose workers are unionized. A 2011 study by prominent economist and NTU board member Dr. Richard Vedder found a strong positive relationship between economic growth in a state and the presence of a right to work law in such state.
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES OF POLICE AND SERVICE PERSONNEL AMENDMENT, if passed would provide a local option property tax exemption for the spouse of “any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who were killed in the line of duty.” A surviving spouse would only be eligible for a property tax exemption if he or she occupies a property as his or her primary place of residence and if the spouse has not remarried. This represents a decrease in taxes for those spouses that have been affected by the death of their partner, assuming their local government provides the exemption.