Connecticut Considers Captive Audience Bill

Connecticut lawmakers are again mulling over legislation that would prohibit an employer from forcing workers to attend or take part in workplace meetings about the employers religious or political views.
According to the Associated Press, business groups and their allies claimed they would stand in opposition to the so-called "Captive Audience Bill" at a public hearing. The measure has been debated and gone down several times in the past. (WCxKit)
Republican Sen. Len Fasano states he is in opposition to the legislation due to the fact he feels workers have a responsibility to know about legislation at the Capitol. He also claims the proposal is too broad and could forbid charities from organizing blood drives or soliciting donations.
Businesses report they need to be able to communicate with their employees, while authorities state a law is necessary to prevent companies from interfering in union organizing drives.

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