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Criminalizes Union Threats and Violence

What it does: The Employee Rights Act forbids unions from threatening or engaging in violent or criminal behavior toward an employee.

Support: 90% of respondents were strongly/somewhat supportive.

Why: In the last five years, the National Labor Relations Board has received 155 complaints of union violence. Although it is not widespread, the use of violence or threats to intimidate employees should be criminalized.

One study reveals that some states exempt from criminal prosecution labor union intimidation tactics, ranging from stalking to threats of bodily injury.

Background: This would effectively criminalize many of the more aggressive union tactics that organizers use to unethically pressure employees into union membership against their will.


Find out more about the Employee Rights Act