Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Right-to-Work Repeal Legislation - #2228 - Breaking: Democrat Introduces Legislation to End Right-to-Work States - Redstate

Back in June, we reported that California Congressman Brad Sherman (D) was circulating a letter to his fellow Democrats to introduce legislation to repeal “Right-to-Work” laws in 22 states. Now, with less than a month before the mid-term elections and five weeks before a lame-duck session in Congress, Sherman has introduced legislation to eliminate state Right to Work laws all across America. Currently, there are 22 states in the U.S. that have laws where workers who are employed at companies that are unionized have a choice whether or not to join or pay the union. These states are known as Right-to-Work states.On the other hand, in the 28 Non-Right-to-Work states (also called forced-dues states), it is legal for a union to negotiate a “union (income) security clause” that requires all workers covered by the union to pay the union dues or ‘agency fees’ as a condition of employment. If the workers refuse to pay the union, under a “union (income) security clause,” the union can have them fired from their jobs.  Although Congressman Sherman introduced this legislation back in 2008, it had little chance of succeeding. However, with the mid-term elections and a lame-duck Congress following, the chances that Democrats (who are taking hundreds of millions from unions), it is possible that Democrats could vote to end Right-to-Work states. As a result, now is as good a time as any to get Democrats (in both Right-to-Work states and forced-union states) to state their positions on whether they support an end to workers’ right to work.  Read more........  This is the bill Brad Sherman introduced:  H.R.6384 - Title: To repeal a limitation in the Labor-Management Relations Act regarding requirements for labor organization membership as a condition of employment.  Sponsor: Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] (introduced 9/29/2010) Cosponsors (17)  Latest Major Action: 9/29/2010 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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