House Democrats Pass Radically Pro-Union “PRO Act”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, speaks during a news conference about the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

On Tuesday, House Democrats voted to pass the ‘Protecting the Right to Organize’ (or ‘PRO Act’), the most radical change to U.S. labor law in nearly 75 years.

On Tuesday, for the second time in two years, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-206 vote to pass the so-called ‘PRO Act.’

The bill, which is a fundamental shift in U.S. labor law to tilt toward unions faces an uphill battle in a divided Senate, unless the Senate removes the filibuster.

Were it to pass the Senate, President Biden has stated he would sign it into law.

If passed, among other things, the PRO Act…

  • Eliminates ALL State Right-To-Work Laws
  • Forces Employers and Workers Into Union Contracts
  • Federalizes California’s “ABC Test” For Freelancers and Independent Contractors
  • Much more…

“Perhaps one of the PRO Act’s most dangerous provisions is its attempt to copy language from California’s misguided AB 5 law,” notes the Center for Union Facts.

“This law has threatened the livelihoods of countless freelancers in the state by reclassifying them as ’employees’ instead of as ‘independent contractors,'” the Center writes. “The PRO Act would seek to do the same on a national scale.”

While the outcome of the PRO Act is still uncertain, unions have begun an all-out campaign to push for its passage.

AFL-CIO leaders are meeting in Washington this week to decide whether to push to end the filibuster.

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