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Right to Work Act
ALEC's model Right to Work Act provides that no employee need join or pay dues to aunion, or refrain from joining a union, as a condition of employment. The Act establishespenalties and remedies for violations of the Act's provisions.
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{Title, enacting clause, etc.}
Section 1. { Title.}
 This Act may be cited as the Right to Work Act.
Section 2. {Declaration of public policy.}
 It is hereby declared to be the publicpolicy of the State of (state), in order to maximize individual freedom of choice in thepursuit of employment and to encourage an employment climate conducive to economicgrowth, that the right to work shall not be subject to undue restraint or coercion. Theright to work shall not be infringed or restricted in any way based on membership in,affiliation with, or financial support of a labor organization.
Section 3. {Labor organization.}
 The term "labor organization" means anyorganization of any kind, or agency or employee representation committee or union, thatexists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning wages,rates of pay, hours of work, other conditions of employment, or other forms of compensation.
Section 4. {Freedom of choice guaranteed, discrimination prohibited.}
 Noperson shall be required, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment:
(A) to resign or refrain from voluntary membership in, voluntary affiliation with, orvoluntary financial support of a labor organization;
(B) to become or remain a member of a labor organization;
(C) to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labororganization;
(D) to pay to any charity or other third party, in lieu of such payments, any amountequivalent to or a pro-rata portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges regularlyrequired of members of a labor organization; or
(E) to be recommended, approved, referred, or cleared by or through a labororganization.
Section 5. {Voluntary deductions protected.}
 It shall be unlawful to deduct fromthe wages, earnings, or compensation of an employee any union dues, fees, assessments,or other charges to be held for, transferred to, or paid over to a labor organization, unlessthe employee has first presented, and the employer has received, a signed writtenauthorization of such deductions, which authorization may be revoked by the employeeat any time by giving written notice of such revocation to the employer.
Section 6. {Agreements in violation, and actions to induce suchagreements, declared illegal.}
 Any agreement, understanding, or practice, writtenor oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violatesthe rights of employees as guaranteed by provisions of this chapter is hereby declared tobe unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect. Any strike, picketing, boycott, or otheraction by a labor organization for the sole purpose of inducing or attempting to induce anemployer to enter into any agreement prohibited under this chapter is hereby declared tobe for an illegal purpose and is a violation of the pro-visions of this chapter.
Section 7. {Coercion and intimidation prohibited.}
 It shall be unlawful for anyperson, labor organization, or officer, agent or member thereof, or employer, or officerthereof, by any threatened or actual intimidation of an employee or prospectiveemployee, or an employee's or prospective employee's parents, spouse, children, grand-children, or any other persons residing in the employee's or prospective employee'shome, or by any damage or threatened damage to an employee's or prospectiveemployee's property, to compel or attempt to compel such employee to join, affiliate with,or financially support a labor organization or to refrain from doing so, or otherwise forfeitany rights as guaranteed by provisions of this chapter. It shall also be unlawful to causeor attempt to cause an employee to be denied employment or discharged from
By the Center for Media and Democracy
Corporations VOTED to adopt this. Through ALEC, global companies work as “equals” in “unison” with politicians to write laws to govern your life. Big Business has “a VOICE and a VOTE,” according to newly exposed documents.
“ALEC” has long been a secretive collaboration between Big Business and “conservative” politicians. Behind closed doors, they ghostwrite “model” bills to be introduced in state capitols across the country. This agenda--underwritten by global corporations--includes major tax loopholes for big industries and the super rich, proposals to offshore U.S. jobs and gut minimum wage, and efforts to weaken public health, safety, and environmental protections. Although many of these bills have become law, until now, their origin has been largely unknown. With
, the Center for Media and Democracy hopes more Americans will study the bills to understand the depth and breadth of how big corporations are changing the legal rules and undermining
democracy across the nation.
s Corporate Board 
--in recent past or present
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