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H.R. 3154 (113th): RAISE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 19, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 3154


September 19, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Alexander, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Cole, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Crawford, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Gowdy, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Harper, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Hurt, Mr. Jones, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Long, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Olson, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Stutzman, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Womack, Mr. Young of Indiana, Mr. Mica, and Mr. Stockman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


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


Short title

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


Payment of higher wages

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


by inserting (1) after (a) ; and


by adding at the end the following:


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—


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


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.