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Rep. Rokita Introduces the Raise Act
On September 19, 2013, Representative Rokita introduced the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act. The RAISE Act would amend the National Labor Relations Act to reform the collective bargaining process and allow employers to give merit-based bonuses, raises, or other increases to an individual employee above the level set by the employee's union contract. The bill has gained national and local coverage, with editorial support from a wide range of sources.
Due to the support and coverage the bill the bill received in the 112th Congress, the RAISE Act was heard by the Committee on Education and the Workforce's Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). During that hearing, Representative Rokita was able to engage witnesses on the merits of the RAISE Act. You can watch that exchange here.
For more information on the hearing, or to watch an archived webcast of the entire hearing, visit the hearing page.
Support for the RAISE Act in the 112th Congress:
Representative Rokita penned an op-ed for the Washington Examiner in support of the RAISE Act:
The Washington Examiner - U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita: RAISE Act would permit merit pay-raises
National Coverage and Editorial/Op-Ed Support:
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