Feb 24, 2021
Press Release

On February 24, Congressman Joe Wilson introduced H.R. 1275, the National Right-to-Work Act in the 117th Congress, alongside over 60 original co-sponsors. This bill erases automatic-dues clauses in federal statute without adding a single letter to federal law.

“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,” said Congressman Wilson. “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.”

“The National Right-to-Work Act is a one-page bill that does one simple thing: It lets workers choose for themselves whether a union deserves their support,” said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee. “Right-to-work states have seen increased job growth compared to forced-unionism states, and workers in right-to-work states earn more in real income when cost of living is taken into account. As the national economy begins to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, Right to Work represents a simple, pro-growth policy that also enjoys overwhelming public support.”