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S. 1633: RAISE Act

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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.

It was introduced in the House on May 23 as bill number H.R. 2992, by Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD0). It was introduced in the Senate the same day as bill number S. 1633, by Sen ...

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Length: 2 pages
May 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 23, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 23, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 23, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
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S. 1633 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1633. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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