Senators Introduce the National Right to Work Act

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has introduced the National Right to Work Act today, according to a press release from his office.

Seven Republicans “joined Senator DeMint as original cosponsors to the Right to Work Act including Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Risch (R-ID), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and David Vitter (R-LA).”

The bill aims to “reduce workplace discrimination by protecting the free choice of individuals to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.”

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8 responses to “Senators Introduce the National Right to Work Act

  1. Pat

    More union busting on a national level. All of these dudes are Kochbaggers and ride around the country on the Koch Brothers Roach Coaches. BULLSHIT. Go Wisconsin. Go Unions. Fight these miserable bastards.

  2. Larry

    If you trust these people you are NUTS!

  3. Linda

    I’m surprised the bill wasn’t signed by all the Republican Senators. There is nothing they want more than to destroy organized labor. Next come all the hard earned benefits – the minimum wage, the paid sick days, unemployment insurance -everything that labor fought for is up for grabs. It is sickening that many of the people who will suffer are the very ones that think this is good for us and vote for these crooks. The rich get richer and the middle/lower classes get #$%%^. So it goes.

  4. Matt Routson

    I am member of I.B.E.W local#17 for all the people that think this right to work act will better this state and create more jobs your all wrong.It will destroy everything an everyone in all areas does not mater wether you are union or nonunion it will destroy everyone in all job forces the benifites, pensions,think of your kids,your grandchildren what type future will they have when everything that our Dad’s,Mother’s,Grandparent’s have built for use is gone.What will you do then?This is not good at all we all need to fiight against this right to work act it is no good people i’m telling you look at all the other states that are a right to work state look at there wages see what they make tell me if there happy or not bet there not.All they want is more money the RICH KEEP GETTING RICHER AN THE POOR KEEP GETTING POORER ALL THEY WANT IS OUR MONEY!!!back off bastards you getting it we will fight this an win.

  5. Joe

    Forced Unionism is wrong. It is not a Constitutional Right, nor a right based on any premise other then being allowed to have a choice to join and pay, or not join and not pay.
    If an employer is offering employment, all should be allowed to work if qualified without forced unionism.

    “Freedom of Association” is a Bill of Right and should be enforced as it states, “Freedom” either by joining or not joining.

  6. Steve

    This “National Right To Work” act is actually part of a continuing effort by Republican Senators and Representatives, who are supported by big business interests, to reduce the rights of workers as they continue their quest for more profits. They call this a “Right To Work” bill, but it is also a “Right To Be Fired” bill which will virtually guarantee an employer’s right to terminate your employment without cause at any time without any notice. Beware of the way lobbyists, spin doctors and your Senators (who are also lawyers) try to package and describe this bill as being beneficial to you, the American Worker. It will benefit big business by making it easier for businesses to close facilities and move jobs overseas, reduce employee benefits, and reduce their Amerian workforces all in the disguise of defending your “right to work”. Businesses already demand tax breaks from states and local communities in exchange for bringing work into the state or the community. Now, businesses want to be released from their guarantee that they will provide employment in those states and communities. This bill should be killed in Committee before it even reaches the floor for debate. Contact your Congressional Representatives and tell them to oppose this bill. If you do not speak up, you may very well become a victim of this legislation.

  7. Jeannie

    I think the ” National Right to work act ” will be a mistake! While workers are required to pay union dues, they also receive benefits, which they may not ordinarily receive otherwise. Without the union, the workers will not receive representation on their behalf, their wages may be cut, benefits, such as health insurance, paid vacation days, holiday pay, and equal opportunity may be a thing of the past. You could be terminated for nothing! Republicans are for big business, and don’t think about the little guy. Their jobs are full of free benefits paid on behalf of the taxpayers, and their wages are not effected. This new bill discourage workers from performing their best, because their wages will be lower. Again, people will not have enough funds to meet the requirements of everyday life. Why bring more crime to america when it can be avoided?

  8. Richard

    What are employees supposed to do about pensions that they’ve paid into the union for retirement? It will become like it was years ago when people had to take what employers had to dish out, whether they’d liked it or not. The wages were small, and benefits were less. There are some workers who have paid into these benefits for years, to now have the Republicans trying to pull the rug out from under them. The national Right to Work Law will ruin what our previous generation has worked so hard for. Think about the working poor for a change, and vote the trouble makers out of office!

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