Bloomberg Law
Jan. 30, 2020, 11:16 AM

House Vote on Union-Backed Bill Sets Up Test for 2020 Elections

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz

A bill that would make the most significant changes to labor law in generations is shaping up to be a litmus test in the fall elections, as union and business lobbyists pressure lawmakers in both chambers ahead of a vote in the House next week.

Support for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 2474) is a prerequisite for House lawmakers who want union support in reelection battles. The bill amounts to a union wish-list of legislative changes, including eliminating right-to-work laws, making it harder to classify workers as independent contractors, and imposing penalties against employers who ...

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