Stop The PRO Act
Unions and their allies are promoting a bill that would destabilize America’s workplaces and impose a long list of dangerous changes to labor law.
A proposal, called the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (S. 420/H.R. 842), is a litany of almost every failed idea from the past 30 years of labor policy.
The PRO Act would undermine worker rights, ensnare employers in unrelated labor disputes, disrupt the economy, and force individual Americans to pay union dues regardless of their wishes.
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The PRO Act as introduced in the 117th Congress and passed by the House includes a number of new provisions that were not in the original bill. Members of Congress who co-sponsored the PRO Act in the 116th Congress should not feel bound to co-sponsor a different bill.
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The National Labor Relations Act does not require employers to recognize a union based on signature cards. To get around the statute, the NLRB General Counsel is seeking to revive a long-discredited case known as Joy Silk. Here’s why breaking precedents set by the NLRA and federal courts is worrisome.
- Apr 01, 2022A Union Wins at Amazon – With a Little Help
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- Mar 02, 2022Labor Unions Aim to Ban Informational Meetings at Amazon
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has filed unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB before the re-run union election at the Amazon facility in Alabama has finished. The RWDSU is seeking to restrict informational meetings by employers and overturn decades of well-settled labor law, bumping up against employer free speech rights.
- Jan 26, 2022Union Membership Drops to Previous Low in 2021
- Sep 13, 2021House Budget Proposals Include Labor & Employment Policies
The week of September 6, House committees began releasing text covering their respective issue areas under the budget reconciliation process. In particular, proposals emerged from the House Ways and Means and the House Education and Labor Committees. Observers of labor policy believe these proposals have, to at least some degree, undergone a “preconference” process with the corresponding Senate committees.
- Sep 13, 2021Wall Street Journal: Congressional Democrats Want to Weaponize Federal Labor Law
By Michael J. Lotito and Glenn Spencer
Sept. 12, 2021 4:24 pm ET
- Jul 20, 2021The Hill: Labor's Legislative Overreach
Originally published in The HIll, July 20, 2021
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) this week plans to hold a hearing on a piece of legislation that, while little known outside the beltway, would have a dramatic and negative impact on workers, employers, and the economy. It would upend over 85 years of labor law and seriously damage the recovery currently underway.