NAPO Opposes National “Right to Work” Legislation

NAPO opposes the National Right to Work Act (H.R. 785), which would repeal the provisions of the federal NLRA (National Labor Relations Act) that permits employers to require employees to join a union as a condition of employment. It would also roll back the Railway Labor Act, to remove provisions of the act allowing railroad carriers to require payroll deductions of union dues or fair share fees as a condition of employment.  While neither of these Acts cover local Police Officers or Deputies, this represents a significant attack on labor and an attempt at curtailing employees’ rights to bargain collectively for wages, hours, and working conditions.  If passed, it could also serve as a model for state “right to work” laws across the country, which could directly impact Officers and Deputies. 27 states currently have such “right to work” laws.