Right to Work bill aims to keep bills in your paycheck

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

cash 100-dollar billU.S. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has reintroduced the National Right to Work Act in a bid to free dues-paying non-union workers from a 1930’s federal law.

Sen. Paul introduced the National Right to Work Act in 2013 but the legislation has never gotten the support it needed iin Congress to get to a president’s desk.

The bill has the support of the similarly-named National Right to Work Committee, where president Marx Mix says the “simple” one-page bill changes a 1935 law from forced unionism to voluntary.

“It gives workers the choice to decide whether or not they want to financially support a labor union,” he tells One News Now. “We love the bill. We are in support of this bill and, hopefully, we can move the bill."

construction worker using a hammerAccording to The Daily Caller, the bill would amend the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and Railway Labor Act of 1926 by removing language that forces workers to pay union dues even if they are non-union.

In 2017, when GOP lawmakers introduced a similar bill, the far-left Center for American Progress tipped its hand over the forced dues in an online story that stated:

Workers can decide to opt out of membership at a unionized workplace and pay a reduced fee that covers the costs the union pays to negotiate for wages and benefits and represent an employee if they have a problem at work.

In other words, many workers at union jobs pay a “reduced fee” that comes from their own paychecks and Sen. Paul’s bill, if signed into law, would end that.

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"More than 8 in 10 Americans say workers should be free to join a union if they want to but no one should be forced to join a union," Sen. Paul stated in a video. "The way the law is written today, millions of private sector workers can be forced to surrender part of every paycheck to a labor union as a condition of employment."

According to Mix, a twin bill in the U.S. House has 60 cosponsors and Sen. Paul’s bill was introduced with 15 cosponsors.

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