State Right to Work Laws at Risk This Fall

Forced Fees Could Potentially Be Re-Imposed Nationwide in 2021 – Putting Right to Work Laws at Risk

By the time this National Right to Work Newsletter edition reaches its readers across America, career Big Labor politician Joe Biden will almost certainly have been officially nominated by the Democrat Party to face off against pro-Right to Work President Donald Trump in the November elections.

Most current polls suggest Mr. Biden will win this contest and become the next President.

Biden Labor Policy Plan Even More Radical Than Obama or Clinton Agenda

Mr. Biden is campaigning on a labor-policy platform that is far more radical even than those advanced by 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton or former President Barack Obama.

Just for starters, Mr. Biden proposes to wipe out all 27 state Right to Work laws, so that union bosses can force millions more American workers to pay union dues, or else be fired.

Will Joe Biden be able to implement this anti-worker and economically devastating program if the polls turn out to be correct and he is elected?

This could well depend on the outcomes of a handful of U.S. Senate races, including several in Right to Work states, that will likely be decided by very narrow margins.

As if to hammer home the point that he is a radical advocate of forced unionism, former Vice President (2009-17) Biden openly invited Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the avowed socialist who unsuccessfully challenged him for the Democrat nomination early this year, to help him shape his presidential agenda.

In May, Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders announced the members of their six “Unity Task Forces,” small teams of political insiders commissioned to assemble what was effectively the first draft of the Democrat National Committee (DNC) platform.

Inside-the-D.C. Beltway union bosses Lee Saunders, Sara Nelson, Mary Kay Henry, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, and Randi Weingarten were members of the economic, health care and education task forces.

‘Democrats Will Prioritize Passing the [Right to Work-Destroying] PRO Act’

On July 8, the Biden-Sanders task forces’ 110-page “blueprint” for a Biden presidency was unveiled.

With regard to labor-policy matters, the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations come straight out of the playbook of Mr. Sanders, a lifelong rabid proponent of compulsory unionism.

For example, on page 14, the document declares that “Democrats will prioritize passing the PRO Act” and “repeal . . . ‘right-to-work’ laws . . . .”

As alarming as it is, this sop to Big Labor merely reaffirms Mr. Biden’s 2019 vow to push for adoption of the cynically mislabeled “Protecting the Right to Organize” Act, or PRO Act (H.R.2474/S.1306).

The PRO Act is a smorgasbord of new special privileges for union bosses that includes a provision making private-sector forced union dues and fees permissible in all 50 states, including states where they are currently prohibited by state Right to Work laws.

State and Local Public Employees Who Wish to Stay Union-Free in Biden Sights

This legislation, which passed the Nancy Pelosi-ruled U.S. House of Representatives on February 6, includes a wide array of other special-interest provisions designed to further empower union bosses to foist their “representation” on as many private-sector workers as possible.

But the PRO Act actually doesn’t go far enough for Mr. Biden.

Even though state and local employees have traditionally been regarded as subject to the jurisdiction of the states, not the federal government, Mr. Biden has said he would be eager to sign federal legislation foisting union monopoly bargaining on public workers in all 50 states

Senate Could Be Right to Work’s ‘Last Firewall’ Against Host of Power Grabs

Page 66 of the Biden-Sanders “blueprint” reaffirms the candidate’s support for a “federal guarantee” that Big Labor can wield monopoly-bargaining control over “public-sector employees” at all levels of government.

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