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PRO Act Passes U.S. House 223-193

This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2474, Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). This is the most significant and advancing piece of Labor Law Reform legislation to move in decades. The PRO Act would: Repeal right to work laws; Provide for first contract arbitration; Speed up elections; Stronger remedies for violations, including civil penalties (up to $50k) Ban permanent replacement of strikers; Permit secondary picketing; Card Check as a remedy for employer interference; Ban Captive Audience meetings; and, Narrow the definition of supervisor and close the independent contractor loophole. Read More

Organize! Organize! Organize!

Over decades, special interests have mounted staggering attacks on workers’ right to organize unions and make their voices heard. This week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released numbers on the trends of union membership in 2019. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI): “New data on unionization¬†from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in 2019, 16.4 million workers in the U.S. Read More