BOOM! National Right to Work Act Introduced to End Forced Union Dues



While this certainly will garner a Presidential veto if passed, it only takes 67 Senate votes to override said presidential veto.

via the National Right To Work Committee:

Washington, DC (January 29, 2015) –Today, Congressman Steve King (Republican-Iowa) along with 76 cosponsors introduced the National Right to Work Act (H.R. 612) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The one page bill would end Big Labor’s federally-authorized power to force workers to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee, issued the following statement praising the introduction of the bill:

“We’re extremely pleased that Congressman King has introduced the National Right to Work Act, intensifying a growing debate about labor law and worker freedom in our country. This legislation would enshrine the common-sense principle – already enforced in nearly half of U.S. states – that no worker should be compelled to join or pay dues to a union just to get or keep a job.

“In an age of legislative overreach, this is one of the shortest bills ever introduced. A National Right to Work Act does not add a single word to federal law. It simply removes language in the National Labor Relations Act that gives union officials the power to extract dues from nonunion workers as a condition of employment.

“Voluntary association is a quintessential American ideal and the case for Right to Work has always rested on the principles of employee freedom, but passage of a National Right to Work law will also pay economic dividends. Studies demonstrate that workers in Right to Work states enjoy greater private! sector job growth and higher disposable incomes than their counterparts in states without Right to Work protections.

“The Right to Work principle is also popular with the public. Polls consistently show that 80 percent of Americans and union members support the principle of voluntary unionism.

“A National Right to Work Act enshrines worker freedom while providing significant economic benefits for workers. The National Right to Work Committee is mobilizing its 2.8 million members to call on their Congressperson to support the National Right to Work Act.”

Twenty-four states currently have Right to Work protections for workers.

Right to Work Map 2013


  1. your actually trying to take away my rights !
    For starters this does not effect anyone in politics except for the ones getting funded by the Koch brothers and other 1% rs. Shame on you all !!
    I am an educated voter and a hard working union member! This bill is misnamed and a fraud to the working people in this country

  2. As a woman living in a right to work state let me tell you, if you actually value being able to work and get benifiets and high wages… STAY THE FUCK AWAY from Right To Work.

  3. The sole purpose of the so-called “right to work” laws “is to provide cheap labor for tight-fisted business owners. Look at the truth of the numbers, and listen to words that are truth spoken to power: “Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights.” —Martin Luther King, speaking about right-to-work laws in 1961

  4. Walter, this is actually good for union members but the union bosses will say it’s terrible… because it will force them to be more accountable for their willing members. In reality, when Right-To-Work is passed on a national basis, this will make labor unions better organizations.

  5. Private union funds themselves .
    Public unions should not be able to collective bargain with other peoples money !
    Property taxes are the highest in our state as teachers salaries. They contribute less then 7% for pension and even zero for retiree healthcare costs.
    Right of work may be a little yes but more economy and ability to stay longer.


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