BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 2474, Private Sector Union Rights (1)

Jan. 30, 2020, 9:47 PMUpdated: Feb. 6, 2020, 5:21 PM

Protections for private sector workers’ right to unionize would be expanded under H.R. 2474.

The bill would modify federal labor laws to:

  • Allow unions and employers to negotiate agreements that would require bargaining unit employees to pay for costs of representation.
  • Bar employers from discriminating against workers who strike.
  • Impose penalties on employers for violating workers’ rights.
  • Change the criteria used to classify someone as an employee or independent contractor.

The measure would authorize such sums as may be necessary to implement its provisions.

“Evidence and experience demonstrate that labor unions are one of the most powerful tools workers ...

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