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Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 2040, the National Right to Work Act. Introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the bill would help to end forced unionism in America. It would repeal provisions in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Railroad Labor Act (RLA) which authorize the imposition of forced union dues contracts on employees. The National Right to Work Act would ensure that nobody is forced to pay dues in order to get or keep a job.
While anyone should be free to join a union, no one should be forced to pay tribute to a union as a condition for employment. The freedom to associate necessarily also means the freedom not to associate. Union officials should not be allowed to force working Americans to pay union dues under the threat of being fired. Polls show that 80 percent of Americans oppose forcing employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The National Right to Work Act would give workers the freedom to choose whether or not to pay union dues.
Right to work laws promote economic growth. It gives workers more freedom and employers more flexibility. The current 22 right to work states have lower unemployment rates and faster job growth than forced unionism states. These right to work states have attracted a large number of out of state businesses. A national right to work law would significantly boost economic growth in all states.
A national right to work law is a win for workers and employers. We must end compulsory unionism by repealing compulsory due provisions in federal law. I urge you to contact your representatives and ask them cosponsor H.R. 2040, the National Right to Work Act today.
President and CEO
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