February 02, 2017 9:59am PT
by Jonathan Handel Hollywood Reporter
“This legislation clearly has one purpose: to undermine the capacity of unions to protect workers and defund them,” said Reps. Bobby Scott (VA) and Peter DeFazio (OR) in a joint statement. “This bill is a direct attack on workers and their families by weakening unions’ ability to collectively bargain and negotiate for good wages and benefits. Studies show that diminishing unions leads to lower wages and salaries for union and non-union workers alike. This is why wages are lower in so-called right to work (RTW) states than those that are not, costing families up to thousands of dollars each year.”
They added, “The RTW bill is a backdoor attempt at bankrupting labor unions, forcing them to provide services for people who do not pay dues. This radical bill would create an unfunded federal mandate that overrides a state’s wishes by requiring private labor organizations to support free riders without limitation. This bill is nothing more than a gift to anti-worker special interests.”
Hollywood unions and guilds, and the AMPTP studio alliance, did not immediately offer comment.
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