"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 LeeTrump called Cruz to press him on ObamaCare repeal bill: report Trump tells Democrats they need ‘courage’ to fix ObamaCare Fifth GOP senator announces opposition to healthcare bill MORE (R-Utah) and David VitterDavid VitterOvernight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Former La. official tapped as lead offshore drilling regulator Former senator who crafted chemicals law to lobby for chemicals industry MORE (R-La.) are sponsors of Rubio's bill.