Three Alabama congressmen support Right to Work Act

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Three Alabama congressmen have co-sponsored a bill called the National Right to Work Act. Mo Brooks, Gary Palmer, and Jerry Carl all support the bill.  South Carolina congressman Joe Wilson, along with Rand Paul, reintroduced the bill in February. According to the congressional summary, the bill “repeals those provisions of the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act that permit employers to make an agreement with a labor union to require employees to join such union as a condition of employment.” 

Wilson stated in a press release, “I, along with over 80 percent of the American people, believe that every worker should have the power to decide whether or not to negotiate for themselves with their employer. This bill is about giving freedom to hard-working Americans. As one of twenty-seven right-to-work states, South Carolina has seen firsthand the job creation when we protect freedoms for American workers, with Michelin, BMW, and Boeing, among many others. I look forward to continuing to protect expanded freedom and promote jobs in the 117th Congress.”

Brooks posted on Twitter, “I’ve cosponsored @ReJoeWilson’s National Right to Work Act. As evidenced by last week’s vote against unionization at Amazon, Alabamians understand Alabama’s right to work reputation is a major reason for Alabama’s success in recruiting job creators.”

Gary Palmer posted on Twitter in February, stating “I’m proud to support the National #RightToWork Act. No one should be force to pay union fees simply to find a job or keep a job. It’s time for Congress to listen to the 80% of Americans who oppose forced unionization. Thanks @RepJoeWilson for your great work on this issue!”

 

Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC), praised the bill. “We’re extremely pleased that Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Joe Wilson have introduced the National Right to Work Act, intensifying a growing debate about Big Labor’s coercive power to keep American workers in chains. This legislation would enshrine the common-sense principle – already enforced in more than 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.”