Rubio looks to amend NLRB rules on merit pay

"These kind of actions by the NLRB are the very root of the larger issue at hand: a board of unelected government bureaucrats dictating to businesses what employees are worth."

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Rubio and other Republicans have pointed out that under NLRB rules, union members with locked-in pay agreements cannot receive individual bonuses and raises, since these individual increases amount to "direct dealing," and cannot be handed out because they have not been negotiated by the unions.

Rubio's Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act, S. 2371, is the companion legislation to a House bill introduced this week by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) and two dozen other House Republicans.

Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and David Vitter (R-La.) are sponsors of Rubio's bill.