Vote Expected Soon on Far-reaching Labor Bill

House majority leader Rep. Steny Hoyer said on Jan. 9 that the House is expected to vote on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) Act (H.R.2474) sometime before Feb. 13. This announcement came on the heels of a letter from 76 Democratic members of the House being sent to Democratic leadership that urged them to bring the PRO Act to the floor for a vote.

The bill is strongly backed by many interests within organized labor, as it imposes a suite of labor policy reforms such as 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. While the House may pass the legislation, it will likely be dead on arrival in the Senate.

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