The House Education and Labor’s Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee will hold its second hearing on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474) on Thursday, July 25th at 10:15 AM (EDT).
The legislation would implement several highly contentious policies from the Obama administration that have been struck down by courts, opposed on a bipartisan basis in Congress, or have been abandoned by the federal agencies charged with implementing them. These include codifying the Obama-era joint-employer standard into law, banning right-to-work laws, forcing union representation without an election, and undermining independent contractor status. The subcommittee previously held a hearing on the bill back in May, shortly after it was first introduced. With Congress set to soon adjourn for an August recess, it is unlikely that the legislation will receive a vote on the House floor until later in the year.