This interesting new article in Center for Responsive Politics is by Alyce McFadden:
Business groups and unions are going head-to-head over the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, a Democrat-backed bill that would enact sweeping changes to federal labor law that passed in the House on March 9.
The expansive legislation would repeal so-called “right to work” laws, which currently exist in 27 states and would ban popular tactics employers use to dissuade their workers from unionizing. It would also beef up the National Labor Relations Board’s enforcement powers, which advocates say will give teeth to existing labor law.
The 2021 version of the bill, which was first floated in 2019 before dying in the Senate, passed the House with bipartisan support. Just one Democrat voted against the act and five Republicans — Reps. John Katko (N.Y.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Chris Smith (N.J.), Jeff Van Drew (N.J.) and Don Young (Alaska) — voted for it.
Read the full article here.
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