ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
Filed March 27, 2006,
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION
WASHINGTON ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Washington attorney general issues formal published
opinions in response to requests by the heads of state
agencies, state legislators, and county prosecuting attorneys.
When it appears that individuals outside the attorney
general's office have information or expertise that will
assist in the preparation of a particular opinion, a summary
of that opinion request will be published in the State
Register. If you are interested in commenting on a request
listed in this volume of the register, you should notify the
attorney general's office of your interest by April 26, 2006.
This is not the due date by which comments must be received.
However, if you do not notify the attorney general's office of
your interest in commenting on an opinion request by this
date, the opinion may be issued before your comments have been
received. You may notify the attorney general's office of
your intention to comment by calling (360) 664-3027, or by
writing to the Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney
General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504-0100. When you
notify the office of your intention to comment, you will be
provided with a copy of the opinion request in which you are
interested; information about the attorney general's opinion
process; information on how to submit your comments; and a due
date by which your comments must be received to ensure that
they are fully considered.
The attorney general's office seeks public input on the
following opinion request(s).
||Request by Joseph Zarelli
||State Senator, 18th District
1. May employees exercise their rights of
nonassociation with a union under RCW 41.80.100(2)
based on their strongly held private religious
objection to union membership, even if their
objections are not based on the teachings of a
church or religious body?
2. Who makes the determination that employees qualify
for the right of nonassociation under RCW 41.80.100(2), and what proof is necessary?
3. May employees who pay the union fees and dues
required by RCW 41.80.100 by personal check or other
method instead of through a payroll deduction be
discharged for failing to use the payroll deduction
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