Sens. McConnell, Paul Hoping To Attach Right-to-Work Amendment to ENDA

Unlikely Democrats in the Senate will let right-to-work legislation go before Obama


WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have proposed an amendment to a workplace discrimination bill in the hopes of creating a national right-to-work law.

The measure—which, as Roll Call reported Monday, was tacked onto the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)—would forbid contracts between companies and labor unions that require workers to pay the union for bargaining on their behalf. Prized by Republicans and business groups and loathed by unions, such laws have made it onto the books in 24 states, most recently in Michigan.