Senator Scott Endorses Common Sense National Right to Work Legislation
Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced his support and co-sponsorship of the “National Right to Work Act,” a pro-worker, reform-minded piece of legislation offered by Senator Rand Paul (KY) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY). The measure would repeal discriminatory clauses in federal law that currently allow, as a condition of employment, workers to be forced to join a union or be forced to pay union dues.
“Workers should never be forced to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. The National Right to Work Act is designed to preserve and protect each worker’s right to decide whether or not to join a workplace union,” said Senator Tim Scott. “South Carolina and twenty three other states have passed Right to Work laws which ensure workers aren’t forced to join a union or pay dues against their will. It’s no surprise that states like South Carolina, in part because of our Right to Work status, are seeing improvements in real personal income and average annual employment.”
Senator Scott continued, “At a time when our nation is still in an economic recovery, we must do everything possible to grow our economy and this piece of legislation should be a part of that strategy. These laws have helped boost investment and job growth, with manufacturing employment a third higher in non-unionized states than in unionized states. I would like to thank Senator Rand Paul (KY) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for their continued leadership on this important issue.”
The “National Right to Work Act,” led by Senator Rand Paul (KY) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) is also co-sponsored by U.S. Senators John Barrasso (WY), John Boozman (AR), Thad Cochran (MS), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), Cory Gardner (CO), Orrin G. Hatch (UT), Dean Heller (NV), Mike Lee (UT), James E. Risch (ID), Pat Roberts (KS), David Vitter (LA), and Roger F. Wicker (MS).