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Price Introduces Labor Reform Bills to Prevent Workplace Intimidation

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), issued the following statement after introducing two pieces of legislation to foster worker freedoms by curbing the intimidation practices of labor unions. They are H.R. 2472, Freedom from Union Stalking Act, and H.R. 2473, Freedom from Union Identity Theft Act -- legislation which would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act to prohibit the preemption of state stalking laws and state identity theft laws, respectively.

"Recent judicial decisions have indicated that the National Labor Relations Act (NRLA) prevents the successful prosecution of labor officials in the crimes of identity theft and cyberstalking. This pair of bills simply states that the NLRA does not pre-empt anti-stalking and anti-identity theft laws. Union bosses are not above the law," Rep. Tom Price said. "America's workers should be able to do their jobs in an environment that is free of intimidation and coercion. Frankly, it is absurd that these practices are not already explicitly outlawed."

Rep. Tom Price, M.D., is a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, which has jurisdiction over this matter. He also serves as vice chairman of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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