S. 2173 (112th): National Right-to-Work Act


Mar 7, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jim DeMint

Senator from South Carolina



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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2012
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

Summary (CRS)

3/7/2012--Introduced.National Right-to-Work Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions that permit employers, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement that is ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 7, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 8, 2012
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2173”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


24 cosponsors (24R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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S. 1301 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 4, 2007

S. 504 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 8, 2011

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