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Chambliss Supports National Right to Work Act

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., is an original co-sponsor of S. 204, The National Right-to-Work Act. This legislation would amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal provisions that permit employers to require employees to join a union as a condition of employment.

"All Americans should have the right to choose whether they want to spend part of their paycheck to support a union," said Chambliss. "Businesses that are already struggling to comply with burdensome government regulations and a stagnant economy should not be forced to hire only those willing to unionize. The federal government has the responsibility to protect the free choice of individual employees, which is why I support the National Right-to-Work Act."

This bill is yet another example of Chambliss' fight against the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) and the administration's overreaching policies. From back-door card check to threatening jobs in South Carolina, the out-of-control NRLB is paying back union officials at the expense of worker rights and jobs.

Last January, the Obama administration unconstitutionally recess appointed Richard Griffin, Sharon Block and Terence Flynn to serve on the NLRB. These appointments were made without the advice and consent of Congress, and Chambliss joined with his colleagues in filing an amicus brief challenging these appointments. These appointments have since been unanimously ruled by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals as unconstitutional.

Chambliss remains supportive of protecting both the rights of employees and employers on a federal level. Right-to-work laws currently exist in 24 states, including Georgia, with both Michigan and Indiana recently passing right-to-work laws.


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