WHAT IS 14(b) OF THE TAFT-HARTLEY ACT?
Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act guarantees states and territories the right to enact Right to Work laws that prohibit compulsory union membership as a condition of employment. The National Labor Relations Act authorizes forced unionism, but Section 14(b) of Taft Hartley allows states and territories to protect their citizens from this abusive federal policy. 4. IS RIGHT TO WORK “ANTI-UNION”? A Right to Work law is neither “anti-union” nor “pro-union.” It is a matter of personal freedom. Right to Work laws affirm the right of everyone who works in a state or territory with a “Right to Work” law to voluntarily work where they want and for whom they want without any coercion to join or not to join a unions. 5. WHAT IS “EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION”? “Exclusive representation” gives unions the power to represent all employees in a companys “bargaining unit” — including employees who oppose the union and do not want its “services.” This monopoly bargaining power is a special privilege gr