Labor unions’ institutional objectives often conflict with the interests of employees, and federal law often empowers unions at the expense of workers.
Nonunion employees are not guaranteed a vote on unionizing. Few union members have gotten to vote on whether to remain unionized. Union members have little say over how their dues are spent. The union – not employees – legally decides whether workers go on strike. Unions can legally pressure employees whose views they oppose.
When the objectives of workers and unions are in conflict, the law should put employees in charge. Join us as Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) discusses the Employee Rights Act – legislation that makes unions more democratic and more accountable to their members. Afterward a panel of experts will examine how the legislation would affect employees today.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Tim Scott, (R-SC)
Member, United States House of Representatives
Followed by a Discussion with
Former Member, National Labor Relations Board
Former Organizing Director, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) Local 700
Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics