Senator Rand Paul introduces national right-to-work bill


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Senator Rand Paul introduces national right-to-work bill

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced S. 204 Thursday, a bill to create a national right-to-work law. The bill “would preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.” In other words, the law would give workers across the nation the option to not join a union or pay dues to one even if their workplace was organized. Currently only 24 states allow workers to do that.

The bill has 10 Republican co-sponsors. They are clearly hoping to build on the momentum of Michigan and Indiana recently becoming right-to-work.

In a statement emailed to reporters, Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, said: “We’re extremely pleased that Senator Paul has introduced the National Right to Work Act, intensifying a growing debate about labor law and worker freedom in our country.”

But several similar bills have been introduced in Congress in recent years and have gained no traction. Paul’s bill is unlikely to get anywhere under Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Which is ironic since Reid’s home state of Nevada is itself right-to-work.

I love Rand.


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Not holding my breath, but it’s another glimmer of hope.


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Grandstanding and building a resume. Not one thing will happen with this except he can say he introduced it when he runs in 2016.


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Yes please stop with all the Rand Paul love. You guys are really sheep, you know that? I can post bills sponsored by and cute little sound bites of Rubio, Cruz, Christie, Ryan etc… but I don’t. So please stop with the Paul worship. Why do you think these things never get many comments? No one cares!


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Following your shepherds in the RNC and congress blindly, never deviating from the flock, considering every new idea a wolf, makes you a sheep.


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No.

Sheep? Aren’t you the one with the Romney avatar? The election is over, by the way. Your liberal lost to a Marxist.

You liberals are so blind!


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While this bill looks good at first glance, I shy away from the federal government being invited to become yet more involved in the market than they already are.
As you know, “That which the government grants, it can also take away.”

Quite frankly, it’s absurd that government on any level is involved in anything to do with unions - or the lack thereof. But if the gov’t insists on being involved, let’s at least try to keep it to a minimum by leaving it up to individual states.

However, if those on the federal level think, “Right to Work”, is such a great idea, they can start with their own employees.

…as if a Democrat controlled Congress is going to stiff their biggest contributor.


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That’s the thing with the Paul’s they introduce legislation that looks good and they say things that sound good but then what the bills and what they talk about actually totally contradict each other. Yet, the same people who question the government and everything else every other politician does the most don’t seem to care or look into problems with this type of legislation and they call us the liberals!!!


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Well, if the glass slipper fits…