IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 23 (legislative day, May 22), 2019
Mr. Rubio (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, and Mr. Barrasso) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees.
This Act may be cited as the
Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act or the
Payment of higher wages
Section 9(a) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159(a)) is amended—
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—
paragraph (1) or (5) of section 8(a), 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.