Here’s something to think about: Since passage in 1935 of the National Labor Relations Act, federal law has required recognition of every worker’s right to decide whether to join a union. Yet an estimated 90 percent of the members of unions today never had a say in the matter because current law only requires unions to win one election to gain representation rights forever.

Most Americans would likely agree that the law should be updated to better reflect the realities of the 21st-century workplace, while preserving the fundamental principle that employees should not be compelled to join a union as a condition of keeping their jobs.

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