Unions continue to push back on national 'right to work' bill

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Feb 2, 20172:35 PM EST


Laborers' International Union of North America General President Terry O’Sullivan pushed back against legislation to enact a national “right to work” law — calling it “a bid to further shrink opportunities for working class Americans.” The bill https://steveking.house.gov/sites/steveking.house.gov/files/KINGIA_003_xml.pdf was introduced by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who this week also introduced a bill https://steveking.house.gov/sites/steveking.house.gov/files/KINGIA_004_xml.pdf to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.

“It is disappointing, though not surprising, that Representatives Wilson and King continue to show how out of touch they are with the needs of middle-class families,” O’Sullivan said in a written statement. “Congress should reject this attempt to push deceptive, harmful legislation.”

The United Association Union of Plumbers and Pipefitters also derided the “right to work” bill as an “attack” on working families, President Mark McManus said.