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A bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

S. 204

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Bill Description

This bill, originally introduced by Sen. Paul (R-KY), would remove language from the National Labor Relations Act in order to end the ability of labor unions to force workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Twenty-four states have passed similar laws.

Liberty for All's Position

Liberty For All supports freedom of action and forced unionization represents modern day worker discrimination. Freedom of association is a core constitutional principle and this bill would continue to strengthen those rights. By only outlawing compulsory union membership, this bill balances the rights of workers as it would not prevent unions from voluntarily organizing but would simply allow each individual employee the choice to join or not.

Current Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 4, 2013.

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