WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee, joined U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and 20 senators in reintroducing the National Right-to-Work Act, which would protect workers’ choice to form, join, or assist labor organizations or not participate at all. Specifically, the bill repeals six federal regulations that allow private-sector workers, airline employees, and railroad employees to lose their job if they choose not to participate in union activities.
“Workers in right to work states like Louisiana have the power to choose whether to join a union and how their paychecks are used,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This legislation is about being pro-worker and protecting them against forced unionization.”
“The National Right to Work Act ensures all American workers have the ability to choose to refrain from joining or paying dues to a union as a condition for employment.” said Dr. Paul. “Kentucky and 26 other states have already passed right to work laws. It’s time for the federal government to follow their lead.”
“In the 23 non-Right to Work states, union bosses can take money directly out of workers’ paychecks, even if the workers do not want, and never asked for their so-called ‘representation.’ The National Right to Work Act outlaws forced union dues, and ensures that union membership and dues payment is a voluntary choice. We’re grateful that Senator Paul is again sponsoring this important legislation,” said Mark Mix, National Right to Work Committee President.
Paul and Cassidy are joined by U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Ted Budd (R-NC), John Barrasso (R-WY), Jim Risch (R-ID), James Lankford (R-OK), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Tim Scott (R-SC), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), John Boozman (R-AR), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Ted Cruz (R-TX).