(NewsReady.com) – House Democrats are taking on “right-to-work” laws while the Senate is preoccupied with President Trump’s impeachment trial.
Next week, the House will vote on legislation that would override the laws of 27 states who enable employees to work without being required to join a union. Virtually all unions take a cut of their members’ paychecks as a fee for workplace representation. Some demand that their members attend a certain amount of meetings to keep their membership valid.
Many Democrats believe that “right-to-work” laws are inherently exploitative and unfair to workers who might want to join a union.
House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) defended the new bill, Protecting the Right to Organize Act, by saying:
“Under current law, unions are required to negotiate on behalf of all employees, regardless if they belong to the union or not. The PRO Act simply allows workers to decide that all workers represented by the union should contribute to the costs associated with negotiating on their behalf.”
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