FAQ – What is 14(b)?


Section 14(b) of the federal Taft-Hartley Act grants every state and U.S. Territory the ability to enact Right to Work laws prohibiting compulsory union membership dues and “fees” as a condition of employment.

The 1935 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) authorized closed shops and forced union dues.

But, it (NLRA) was amended in 1947 by Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows states to protect their citizens and opt out of the abusive federal forced-unionism policy.


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