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PRO Act Boosts Unions, Not Workers

Hundreds of union members march across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 on Sept, 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 March 2021 10:24 AM

Democrats tout the union-backed Protecting the Right to Organize or PRO Act as a bill that will protect employees and hold employers accountable if workers' rights are violated. But labor experts warn that the proposal strips away state's "right to work" laws, forces workers to pony up money to unions, and threatens the ability for a person to work as an independent contractor or freelancer.

The Democrat-controlled House passed the sweeping labor overhaul 225 to 206, with five Republicans backing the bill and one Democrat opposed. The bill now faces an unlikely path to President Joe Biden's desk as it makes its way to the narrowly divided Senate. Biden has signaled support for its passage both on the campaign trail and since taking the Oval Office.

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Democrats tout the union-backed Protecting the Right to Organize or PRO Act as a bill that will protect employees and hold employers accountable if workers' rights are violated. But labor experts warn that the proposal strips away state's "right to work" laws...
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