WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in reintroducing the National Right to Work Act, legislation to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to either form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

“There is no reason someone should be forced to join a union if they want a job,” said Senator Cramer. “Such mandates are designed to benefit politically-motivated union bosses who want to spend union dues on their own interests rather than on the priorities of the workers they claim to represent. It’s no wonder the vast majority of Americans support our legislation, which protects workers’ rights and gives them more control over their hard-earned money.”

The National Right to Work Act repeals six statutory provisions that allow private-sector workers, as well as airline and railroad employees, to be fired if they do not surrender part of their paycheck to a union.

Senators Cramer and Paul are joined on the bill by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Boozman (R-AR), Rick Scott (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) reintroduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

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