Text: H.R.3154 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3154 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 3154

 To amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay 
                    higher wages to their employees.



                           September 19, 2013

Mr. Rokita (for himself, Mr. Alexander, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. 
Broun of Georgia, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Cassidy, 
Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Cole, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Crawford, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. 
Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. 
    Fincher, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gingrey of 
 Georgia, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Gowdy, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Griffin of 
 Arkansas, Mr. Harper, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Hudson, Mr. 
 Huelskamp, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Hurt, Mr. Jones, Mr. King of 
 Iowa, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Long, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Miller 
  of Florida, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Olson, Mr. Pearce, Mr. 
Ribble, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, 
    Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Stutzman, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. 
 Westmoreland, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Womack, Mr. Young of 
  Indiana, Mr. Mica, and Mr. Stockman) introduced the following bill; 
   which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


                                 A BILL

 To amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay 
                    higher wages to their employees.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    This Act may be cited as the ``Rewarding Achievement and 
Incentivizing Successful Employees Act'' or the ``RAISE Act''.


    Section 9(a) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159(a)) 
is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(1)'' after ``(a)''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(2) 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--
            ``(A) section 8(a)(1) or 8(a)(5), or
            ``(B) 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.''.