Heritage Action Supports Lee’s Labor Program Transparency Amendment

Today, the Senate will consider an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100% to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R.803).  The amendment would require the Department of Labor (DOL) to publish the results of their impact evaluations on their website for the public to see.  It would also cut the pay of senior DOL officials if they ignore the requirement to conduct the evaluations.

The transparency and accountability provided by the Lee amendment are essential:  The Heritage Foundation’s David B. Muhlhausen, Ph.D. and James Sherk explain:

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EMAIL YOUR SENATORS TO CO-SPONSOR THE EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT

The Employee Rights Act (S.1712) would protect workers from union pressure by putting power in the hands of employees and making union leaders more accountable to their members.

The Heritage Foundation explains that this bill would guarantee employees the right to vote privately in a secret ballot election before forming a union, opt out of having their personal contact information provided to a union during an organizing drive, vote in a secret ballot election before accepting a contract or going on strike, vote regularly on re-electing their union, decide whether their union can spend their dues on matters unrelated to collective bargaining, and be free from union interference or extortion in exercising their legal rights.

The Employee Rights Act would solve problems workers face today – including problems enshrined in current labor law. The bill would help restore a balance of power in the workplace from unions to workers.

Use this form to email your Senators with the message that the Employee Rights Act should be supported:

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EMAIL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO CO-SPONSOR THE EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT

The Employee Rights Act (H.R.3485) would protect workers from union pressure by putting power in the hands of employees and making union leaders more accountable to their members.

The Heritage Foundation explains that this bill would guarantee employees the right to vote privately in a secret ballot election before forming a union, opt out of having their personal contact information provided to a union during an organizing drive, vote in a secret ballot election before accepting a contract or going on strike, vote regularly on re-electing their union, decide whether their union can spend their dues on matters unrelated to collective bargaining, and be free from union interference or extortion in exercising their legal rights.

The Employee Rights Act would solve problems workers face today – including problems enshrined in current labor law. The bill would help restore a balance of power in the workplace from unions to workers.

Use this form to email your Representative with the message that the Employee Rights Act should be supported:

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Harry Reid’s #MinimumWage “Happy Talk,” Yet More Proof He’s in Liberal Fantasy Land

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13% is now tweeting about the raising the minimum wage because he contends it will “strengthen middle class families, boost economic activity, and help lift the working poor from poverty.”  Liberals are notorious for clinging onto ideas that make for good slogans and that would work really well in a fantasy but that have no place in reality.

He would like the federal government to raise the minimum wage, and of course, that sounds nice, but the economic reality is that it would harm the very people it is intended to help, just like Obamacare.

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Are Your Members of Congress Co-Sponsoring Conservative Legislation?

In the past week we have added two new cco-sponsorships to our Scorecard. Both of the bills, each with a version in the House and Senate, protect the freedoms of the individual and the states. Here is a summary of each bill:

The Transportation Empowerment Act (S.1702/H.R. 3486)
This legislation would turn back control of the federal highway program (including transit) to the states by incrementally decreasing the federal gas tax and the size of the federal program, and in turn empower the states to fund and manage their transportation programs and priorities.

The Employee Rights Act (S.1712/H.R. 3485)
This legislation would protect workers from union pressure by putting power in the hands of employees and making union leaders more accountable to their members, restoring the balance of power in the workplace from unions to workers.

Your Members of Congress need to co-sponsor this solid conservative legislation and protect the freedoms of workers and states.

See if Your Members of Congress Have Co-Sponsored

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