Democrats Renew Push for Union-Backed Labor Law Overhaul

Feb. 4, 2021, 3:18 PM

Congressional Democrats announced the reintroduction of the most significant update to federal labor law in decades Thursday, backing up their promises to union supporters.

The PRO Act would amend the National Labor Relations Act to strengthen workers’ rights to organize and win union contracts. It has support from all but a handful of Democrats, as well as from several House Republicans.

The bill, which is endorsed by President Joe Biden, would bar state right-to-work laws, crack down on employer retaliation against union organizing drives, and force companies to recognize many independent contractors like gig workers as employees, among a ...

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