The bill would repeal the provisions in federal law that make “forced dues” the default labor law of the country. The forced dues provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Railway Labor Act (RLA) allow unions to extract dues from nonunion workers as a condition of employment. Twenty-four states have opted out of the forced dues clauses, but it remains the default law of the land. The National Right to Work Act was introduced with 57 original cosponsors (full list below). King says if the bill passed, it would help the economy.
Mark Mix, the President of the National Right to Work Committee says they are extremely pleased that Congressman King has introduced the National Right to Work Act, intensifying a growing debate about labor law and worker freedom in our country.
He says, “This legislation would enshrine the common-sense principle – already enforced in nearly half of U.S. states – that no worker should be compelled to join or pay dues to a union just to get or keep a job. A National Right to Work Act enshrines worker freedom while providing significant economic benefits for workers. The National Right to Work Committee is mobilizing its 2.8 million members to call on their Congressperson to support the National Right to Work Act.”
Full List of Original Cosponsors (57):
Duncan, Jeff (SC)
Duncan, John (TN)