Rand Paul Introduces National Right to Work Act

Posted: Feb 06, 2013 11:00 AM

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced the National-Right-to-Work act this week. The legislation strips current labor law of forced unionisim language which can prevent some Americans who seek employement from obtaining a job.

"Every American worker deserves the right to freedom of association - and I am concerned that the 26 states that allow forced union membership and dues infringes on these workers' rights," Sen. Paul said  on his website. "Right to work laws ensure that all Americans are given the choice to refrain from joining or paying dues to a union as a condition for employment. Nearly 80 percent of all Americans support the principles and so I have introduced a national Right to Work Act that will require all states to give their workers the freedom to choose."

Paul describes six current provisions in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Railway Labor Act (RLA) as "freedom crushing" and "infringing," pointing out there are 8 million workers who are currently forced by law to pay union dues.

Paul is sure to see major push back on this, especially when it comes to Harry Reid in the Senate. Considering we just saw President Obama's appointments for the NLRB struck down by a court, he'll be in no mood to deal with this either.

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