Three separate anti-union bills are under consideration in the Florida legislature, as reported in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal:
In Florida last week, three state legislators introduced bills addressing labor unions. One would prohibit state and local governments from deducting union dues from employee paychecks, which would add to unions' burdens by forcing them to bill members directly.
Another would require members to recertify, or approve, labor unions each year—a costly and time-consuming process—if fewer than half of the workers they represent have formally joined. Since Florida is a right-to-work state, workers represented by a union aren't required to join a union even if it negotiates on their behalf.
The third would require unions to send each member a reminder of how they can decertify, or fire, the union, along with an account of union spending, including political contributions.
The conventional wisdom among employers is that labor unions are bad for business. And I believe the conventional wisdom is basically correct. But I also believe there is a cost to staying union-free. Employees who are not represented by labor unions are more likely to seek representation from private attorneys in order to challenge their employers' pay practices and personnel decisions. In other words, I don't think it's a coincidence that: (a) union membership in Florida is only about half of the national average, and (b) Florida is a hotbed for employment-related litigation. Based on the legislation currently pending in Tallahassee, it seems likely that these trends will continue.