Bill would amend NLRA to forbid agreements conditioning employment on union membership

On March 7, 2012, legislation was re-introduced in the U.S. Senate that would essentially make right-to-work the law of the land. The National Right-to-Work Act (S. 2173) would repeal the provisions in the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act that allow employers and unions to enter into agreements that condition employment upon union membership and the payment of union dues and fees. The bill was sponsored by Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who sponsored identical legislation in 2011 and 2007. It is not expected to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.