About the bill
Is it a good idea to increase some employees’ pay even if it means undercutting union contracts?
Context and what the legislation does
Currently under the National Labor Relations Act, first passed in 1935, the wage level set in a union contract is set in stone. As opponents of this practice put it, it “is both a minimum and a maximum.”
The Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act would permit employers to give merit-based pay raises, even if those weren’t part of a collective bargaining agreement agreed to by the union.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for South Dakota At Large. Republican.
Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Length: 2 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
May 23, 2019
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H.R. 2992 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2992. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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RAISE Act, H.R. 2992, 116th Cong. (2019).
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