Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010

Labor Relations Law

The 112th Congress should
  • eliminate exclusive representation, or at least pass a national right-to-work law, or codify the U.S. Supreme Courtís decisions in NLRB v. General Motors (1963) and Communications Workers of America v. Beck (1988);
  • repeal section 8(a)2 of the National Labor Relations Act, or at least permit labor-management cooperation that is not union-management cooperation only;
  • codify the Supreme Courtís ruling in NLRB v. Mackay Radio & Telegraph (1938) that employers have an undisputed right to hire permanent replacement workers for striking workers in economic strikes;
  • overturn the Supreme Courtís ruling in U.S. v. Enmons (1973) that prohibits federal prosecution of unionists for acts of extortion and violence when those acts are undertaken in pursuit of "legitimate union objectives";
  • overturn the Supreme Courtís ruling in NLRB v. Town & Country Electric (1995) that forces employers to hire paid union organizers as ordinary employees;
  • protect the associational rights of state employees by overriding state and local laws that impose NLRA-style unionism on state and local government employment; and
  • repeal the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act and the 1965 Service Contract Act.

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