Sweeping Labor Bill to Advance to Committee Markup

The House Education and Labor Committee is set to hold a markup on September 25th at 10:15 am (EDT) for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474/S. 1306). The bill is strongly backed by many from organized labor, as it imposes a suite of labor policy reforms in line with their interests. These include, but are not limited to, 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 markup of the PRO Act will likely tee up the legislation for a vote before the full House of Representations before the end of the year. While the legislation is nearly certain to die in the Senate even if it is passed by the House, many supporters of the bill are likely to point to it as positioning on the campaign trail in 2020.

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