September 3, 2019

Grassroots Portal Allows Interested Parties To Oppose House Labor Bill

This past spring, Connecting the Dots reported Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation, H.R. 2472, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, that would implement a number of policies originally put forward by the Obama administration.

These policies, which are generally opposed by business groups, 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. The changes 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 changing requirements for independent contractor status.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace says the legislation “would make radical changes to well-established law, would strip workers of the right to secret ballot elections, eliminate protections against forced union membership, interfere with a company’s access to legal counsel and attorney-client confidentiality, and make it substantially more difficult for Americans to start their own business or work for themselves.”

If MSCI members are interested in voicing opposition to this legislation, the CDW has created a grassroots portal to do so. Click here to access this pool.