FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 24, 2021
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the National Right to Work Act to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations or to refrain from such activities. The bill currently has 15 cosponsors.
“The National Right to Work Act ensures all American workers have the ability to choose to refrain from joining or paying dues to a union as a condition for employment.” said Dr. Paul. “Kentucky and 26 other states have already passed right to work laws. It’s time for the federal government to follow their lead.”
Dr. Paul continues to work to reduce the massive size of government, his legislation does not add to existing federal law but instead deletes existing federal forced unionism provisions.
The National Right to Work Act repeals six statutory provisions that allow private-sector workers, and airline and railroad employees, to be fired if they don’t surrender part of their paycheck to a union. Dr. Paul’s legislation will put bargaining power back where it belongs: in the hands of the American workers.
U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC-2) reintroduced companion legislation today in the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R. 1275.
Dr. Paul recorded a statement on this legislation which can be viewed HERE.
You can read the National Right to Work Act, HERE.