Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio on Proposed Labor Reform

Employee Rights Act would increase worker freedom

Bills recently introduced in the U.S. Congress would greatly increase the rights of unionized workers nationally. Known as the Employee Rights Act, the proposed legislation would amend the National Labor Relations Act, ensuring that workers have more opportunities to voice support for or opposition to the union, as well as providing more protections for workers who do not want to contribute to their union's political activity.

The Washington Examiner quoted Mackinac Center Labor Policy Director F. Vincent Vernuccio in an article on the bills:

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These would be sweeping protections, said Vincent Vernuccio, a labor lawyer with the conservative Michigan-based Mackinac Center. He compared it to the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act, the last major reform of the National Labor Relations Act, the main federal labor law.

"The Employee Right Act is the modern version of Taft-Hartley, a great advancement in rooting out union corruption and protecting worker's rights," Vernuccio said.

The full article is available at the Washington Examiner.


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