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Senator Rubio Introduces Bill Allowing Employers To Award Performance-Based Raises To Union Members

Apr 26, 2012 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act, with Senators Jim DeMint (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT), and David Vitter (R-LA) as original co-sponsors. The RAISE Act would amend the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Act provision that blocked employers from giving deserving employees performance-based raises or bonuses. Under the current law, 8 million Americans who are union members have capped salaries.

“It is a sad day in America when no matter how hard an employee works, he or she is blocked from higher earning potential,” said Rubio. “This bill fixes this arbitrary ceiling placed on these workers and allows the free market to function as it is supposed to. These kind of actions by the NLRB are the very root of the larger issue at hand: a board of unelected government bureaucrats dictating to businesses what employees are worth.”

This bill is the Senate version of the House Bill, H.R. 4385 introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita.