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Democrats’ New Labor Bill May Test White House Hopefuls

May 2, 2019, 8:27 PM

Congressional Democrats are proposing a far-reaching bill that would bolster workers’ organizing rights, prohibit the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, and walk back U.S. Supreme Court decisions on employee arbitration and union fee collection.

The legislation will also likely test the labor bona fides of Democrats looking to unseat President Donald Trump in the White House.

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act was introduced May 2 in the Senate by Patty Murray (Wash.), ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Rep. Bobby Scott (Va.), chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, introduced a companion version...

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