WATCH: Proposed Right-to-Work Amendment Advances in General Assembly

Date: March 16, 2021

Update (March 16, 2021)

NFIB State Director Jim Brown testified the House Commerce Committee in support of House Joint Resolution 72. 

“This resolution has the strong support of small business,” he said of the proposed right-to-work state constitutional amendment. Tennessee’s right-to-work law has been on the books since the 1940s, he said, but “nearly three out of four NFIB members support putting it in the constitution.” Brown’s testimony begins at about the 1:09 mark.

Update (Feb. 23, 2021)

The bill passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee today 8-1. NFIB State Director Jim Brown testified in support of the bill. What a replay of the committee meeting below. Brown’s testimony begins at about the 33-minute mark.

Original post

NFIB State Director Jim Brown testified via video on Feb. 9 in support of Senate Joint Resolution 2, a measure that would let voters decide whether to preserve Tennessee’s right-to-work law in the state constitution. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the resolution by a vote of 7-2.

Speaking remotely via video, Brown told the committee there is a push in Congress prohibit states from passing right-to-work laws. “We ask that you go in a different direction than Washington, D.C.,” he said, adding three out of four Tennessee members of NFIB support the proposed amendment.

Watch the full hearing below. To see Brown’s testimony, scroll to the 51-minute mark.

Related link: Amendment Would Preserve TN’s Status as a Right-to-Work State

Related Content: Small Business News | Tennessee

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