The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has recognized Congressman Gary Miller for his 100% score on the CEI's "Labor Policy Scorecard." The scorecard is based on votes taken during this session of Congress in support of worker freedom. Following this honor, Congressman Miller issued the following statement:
"I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Ensuring freedom in the workplace is vital to our nation's efforts to grow our economy and create new, good-paying jobs.
One of our nation's most fundamental liberties guaranteed to all Americans under the First Amendment is the freedom of assembly. Unfortunately, for millions of American workers who are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, this cherished right stops at the workplace. This is just plain wrong. Nobody should be forced to pay union wages or dues just to go to work.
In addition to limiting worker freedom, Big Labor policies are costing jobs and wasting taxpayer dollars at a time when we can least afford it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and the National Labor Relations Board are determined to push this job-killing agenda forward by enacting pro-union rules and regulations that will stymie job growth and add to the economic uncertainty among our nation's job creators.
I will continue to work in Congress to reform our nation's labor laws that will protect the rights of American workers and enable our nation's employers both large and small to do what they do best: create jobs."