GOP lawmakers are putting a bill forward that would let employees opt out of forced labor union membership. The National Right-to-Work Act, introduced this week, would repeal a mandate which forces employees to pay union dues.
In 2019, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) first pushed the bill, but the Senate never voted on the issue. The Kentucky Republican said Americans should never be forced to join a union.
“The way our law is written today, millions of workers may be forced to give up a portion of every paycheck to a union in order to be employed,” Paul said. “The Supreme Court has decided that federal employees have a right to work under law.”
The proposed law comes after Biden fired a labor regulator within hours of his taking office. A move that unions have praised.