"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 LeeMike LeeTrouble draining the swamp? Try returning power to the states Congress must act to protect data privacy before courts make surveillance even easier Five tough decisions for the GOP on healthcare MORE (R-Utah) and David VitterDavid VitterYou're fired! Why it's time to ditch the Fed's community banker seat Overnight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Former La. official tapped as lead offshore drilling regulator MORE (R-La.) are sponsors of Rubio's bill.