Congressman Wilson Announces National Right To Work Act For 116th Congress

May 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), joined by 52 original co-sponsors, introduced the National Right to Work Act for the 116th Congress:

“Every American and their employer should have the power to negotiate the terms of their employment, and no American should be forced to pay union dues or ‘fees’ just to get or keep a job,” said Congressman Wilson. “South Carolina is a right-to-work state, and we have seen tremendous economic growth by expanding economic freedom for our businesses. We must continue to work towards promoting job creation and ending automatic unionism for the American people. 80% of people in our country support putting an end to dues as a condition of employment. I am grateful to stand alongside 52 colleagues to offer protections for workers and their employers.”

“We’re extremely pleased that Congressman Wilson has 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,” said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee. “In an age of legislative overreach, this is one of the shortest bills ever introduced. The National Right to Work Act does not add a single word to federal law, instead simply removing existing language in the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act that gives union officials the power to extract dues from nonunion workers as a condition of employment.”