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Text of the RAISE Act

This bill was introduced on April 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2371

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 26, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Vitter, Mr. DeMint, and Mr. Lee) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act or the RAISE Act.

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Payment of higher wages

Section 9(a) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159(a)) is amended—

(1)

by inserting (1) after (a); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Notwithstanding a labor organization’s exclusive representation of employees in a unit, or the terms and conditions of any collective bargaining contract or agreement then in effect, nothing in either—

(1)

section 8(a)(1) or 8(a)(5), or

(2)

a collective bargaining contract or agreement renewed or entered into after the date of enactment of the RAISE Act,

shall prohibit an employer from paying an employee in the unit greater wages, pay, or other compensation for, or by reason of, his or her services as an employee of such employer, than provided for in such contract or agreement.

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