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GOP lawmakers introduce National Right to Work Act
Sen. Paul on introducing national right-to-work legislation: ‘It’s a great draw’
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., argues that his proposed right-to-work legislation will be ‘great’ for the whole country.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina on Wednesday reintroduced the National Right to Work Act.
U.S. right-to-work laws ensure that Americans can work specific jobs without having to join unions or pay union dues. More than half of the country's states have adopted right-to-work laws since the 1950s.
"Today, I reintroduced the National Right to Work Act to end forced union dues for American workers all across the country," Paul said in a video statement. "More than eight in 10 Americans say workers should be free to join a union if they want to, but no one should be forced to join."
He added that the "way the law is written today, millions of private-sector workers can be forced to surrender every part of every paycheck to a labor union as a condition to employment."
"My bill makes sure employees of private businesses, airlines, railroads, get the same protections," Paul said, noting that 27 states have already adopted state right-to-work laws.