Wilson Continues to Stand Tall Against Union Bosses

Oct 5, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) introduced the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, H.R 3094. This Act was introduced in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent action to rush union elections while empowering union bosses to manipulate the workplace to further their special interests:


“Once again, the NLRB is making no secret that it favors union bosses over the rights of workers and employers. In South Carolina more than 85 percent of voters chose ‘yes’ on an amendment to give employees the constitutional right to vote by secret ballot on union representation. The NLRB’s actions are an insult not only to the voters of the Palmetto State but to voters all across the country.

“As an original cosponsor of this legislation, I am proud to stand up against the powerful unions and their leaders. This legislation ensures employers are able to participate in a fair union election process. It helps workers make an informed choice. Best of all, it safeguards the privacy of workers. In Right-to-Work states like South Carolina, workers are protected, new jobs are created, and the votes of all citizens are respected. This legislation prevents the NLRB from ending such freedoms in the workplace.”