Support For Ending Forced-Dues Escalating
Thanks largely to aggressive grass-roots activism by members of the National Right to Work Committee, the number of congressional cosponsors of the forced-dues repeal legislation introduced in the U.S. House and Senate early this year continues to rise. S.525 and H.R.2571, respectively introduced early in the 2019-20 Congress by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), had a combined total of nearly 100 sponsors as this Newsletter went to press in early October. These essentially identical bills would not add a single word to federal labor law. Instead, they would simply repeal the current provisions in the federal code that authorize and promote the termination of employees for refusal to pay dues or fees to an unwanted union.