BIG LABOR: Democrats to Introduce Bill to Ban State “Right to Work” Laws
Democrats in the House of Representatives are planning to introduce a measure that would invalidate state-level Right to Work laws, which are currently on the books in some fashion in 27 states.
According to the Washington Examiner, a source in the House Education and Labor Committee confirmed that the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” will be introduced in the coming weeks.
To ban these laws, which are on the books in a majority of states, Democrats plan to rewrite the National Labor Relations Act, which is the 1935 law that allowed unions to enforce compulsory dues on their members to begin with.
Pro-Right to Work organizations are sounding the alarm on this measure/
Big League Politics spoke to Greg Mourad, who is the Vice President of the National Right to Work Committee, who describes how this is just yet another attempt by Big Labor too subvert a vastly popular idea, supported by 80% of Americans.
“Big Labor’s puppet politicians in Congress have been dreaming for more than fifty years of wiping out state Right to Work laws, which simply give individual workers the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not a union deserves their financial support,” Mourad told Big League Politics.
“Big Labor already spends roughly $2 billion dollars per cycle corrupting our political process, and if they could force more people to pay, then they could spend even more. So it’s no surprise that the Congressmen and Senators feeding at the Big Labor money trough want to wipe out Right to Work. But they may be the ones in for a surprise, when the 80% of Americans who support Right to Work voice their displeasure with this scheme at the ballot box next year.”
The National Right to Work Committee is the leading advocacy group pushing to ban compulsory union dues, allowing workers to have the right to choose whether to join a labor union.
President Donald Trump is a known supporter of Right to Work, signing the group’s pledge to support a National Right to Work law while on the campaign trail for the 2016 election.