Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Congress re-introduces the Employee Rights Act, not the same as a right-to-work law

There is a new bill in Congress called the Employee Rights Act, descriptive link here, to prevent excessive union coercion and abuse and allow employee privacy. 

The bill was re-introduced in the Senate by Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and in the House by Tom Price (R-GA), according to “Labor Pains”, link here
Another source is the Center for Union Facts, here

Of course, you can turn the argument and talk about minimum wage laws, or the desire of the Obama Administration to curtail scheduling abuses of (often non-union) retail employees.
Wikipedia attribution link of downtown Gatlinburg, TN, photo by Scott Basford, under Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 license.  I drove through the town in heavy traffic in July 2013 but didn’t stop and couldn’t take my own pictures then, but this is close to what I remember.  It took forever to drive through Pigeon Forge TN, too.

Update: Aug. 1

The Washington Times and AP reported July 29 that a union lost a case requiring Michigan state employees to pay union dues, here.

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