Introduced by Rep. Steve King, Steve [R-IA-4] (who also introduced #HR610, the Vouchers bill).
H. R. 785
To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “National Right-to-Work Act”.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT.
(a) Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) (29 U.S.C. 157) is amended by striking “except to” and all that follows through “authorized in section 8(a)(3)”.
(b) Section 8(a) of the Act (29 U.S.C. 158(a)) is amended by striking “: Provided, That” and all that follows through “retaining membership” in paragraph (3).
(c) Section 8(b) of the Act (29 U.S.C. 158(b)) is amended by striking “or to discriminate” and all that follows through “retaining membership” in paragraph (2) and by striking “covered by an agreement authorized under subsection (a)(3) of this section” in paragraph (5).
(d) Section 8(f) of the Act (29 U.S.C. 158(f)) is amended by striking clause (2) and by redesignating clauses (3) and (4) as (2) and (3), respectively.
SEC. 3. AMENDMENT TO THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT.
Section 2 of the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 152) is amended by striking paragraph Eleventh.
"This legislation clearly has one purpose: to undermine the capacity of unions to protect workers and defund them," said Reps. Bobby Scott (VA) and Peter DeFazio (OR) in a joint statement. "This bill is a direct attack on workers and their families by weakening unions' ability to collectively bargain and negotiate for good wages and benefits. Studies show that diminishing unions leads to lower wages and salaries for union and non-union workers alike. This is why wages are lower in so-called right to work (RTW) states than those that are not, costing families up to thousands of dollars each year."
The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
- Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina (Chair)
- Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina (Vice Chair)
- Rep. Duncan Hunter, California
- Rep. David P. Roe, Tennessee
- Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Pennsylvania
- Rep. Tim Walberg, Michigan
- Rep. Brett Guthrie, Kentucky
- Rep. Todd Rokita, Indiana
- Rep. Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania
- Rep. Luke Messer, Indiana
- Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama
- Rep. David Brat, Virginia
- Rep. Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin
- Rep. Steve Russell, Oklahoma
- Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York
- Rep. Rick W. Allen, Georgia
- Rep. Jason Lewis, Minnesota
- Rep. Francis Rooney, Florida
- Rep. Paul Mitchell, Michigan
- Rep. Tom Garrett, Jr., Virginia
- Rep. Lloyd K. Smucker, Pennsylvania
- Rep. A. Drew Ferguson, IV, Georgia
- Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (Ranking Member), Virginia
- Rep. Susan A. Davis, California
- Rep Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona
- Rep. Joe Courtney, Connecticut
- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Ohio
- Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado
- Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Northern Mariana Islands
- Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, Florida
- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon
- Rep. Mark Takano, California
- Rep. Alma S. Adams, North Carolina
- Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, California
- Rep. Donald Norcross, New Jersey
- Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware
- Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Illinois
- Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire
- Rep. Adriano Espaillat, New York