PRO Act Passed by the House

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 224-194 to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R.2474) on Thursday, Feb. 6. seven Democrats broke from their party and opposed the bill’s passage, while five Republicans joined Democrats in support of the bill.

The labor-backed legislation would codify the Obama-era joint-employer standard into law, ban right-to-work laws, force union representation without an election, and undermine independent contractor status, among other pro-labor policy reforms.

The PRO Act is considered dead-on-arrival in the Senate, and the White House issued a statement on Feb. 5, saying the President would veto the legislation in its current form.

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