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Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act: H.R. 987 Rep. Rokita (R-IN) / S. 155 Sen. Rubio (R-FL)

Description:  The legislation amends the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers who are a party to a collective bargaining agreement to provide additional pay to individual employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement without negotiating with the union.

Fair Economy Impact:  The legislation attacks collective bargaining and unions.  Collective bargaining agreements establish the terms and conditions of employment for bargaining unit employees.  Permitting employers to reach separate agreements with individual workers outside of the collective bargaining process defeats collective bargaining.  Workers covered by collective bargaining agreements are more likely to earn higher wages, receive paid leave, and have employer-provided health care.


  • Introduced in House February 9, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate January 17, 2017