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Union-Backed PRO Act to Get New Life in Infrastructure Package

April 2, 2021, 6:39 PM

House infrastructure legislation will likely include elements of a landmark overhaul of federal labor law, the influential chair of the House Education and Labor Committee said on Friday.

President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan released this week includes new workplace protections, along with $100 billion to train American workers. The plan also calls on Congress to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, which would boost workers’ ability to organize unions and collectively bargain.

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