(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E132]
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                         NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK


                            HON. JOE WILSON

                           of south carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, February 2, 2017

  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I was grateful yesterday 
to join my friend, Congressman Steve King, to introduce the National 
Right to Work Act.
  At least 80 percent of Americans favor barring the forcing of 
employees to pay dues as a condition of their employment, and this bill 
would protect workers by eliminating the forced-dues clauses in federal 
statute. It still allows workers to unionize if they chose to do so--
but makes membership voluntary, not mandatory.
  Right-to-work states, like South Carolina, have seen first-hand that 
job creation and economic growth comes from expanded freedoms. Right to 
work was crucial for South Carolina becoming the leading manufacturer 
and exporter of tires, with Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, and 
Giti, while also being America's largest exporter of cars with BMW and 
soon Volvo.
  I appreciated joining Congressman Steve King, with Mark Mix, 
President of the National Right to Work Committee, on this important 
issue that will positively promote jobs.
  In conclusion, God Bless Our Troops and we will never forget 
September 11th in the Global War on Terrorism.