Vote on Union Legislation in House Expected in January
As Congress returns from holiday recess, Democratic House leadership is eyeing a mid-January vote for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. This legislation is a smorgasbord of anti-business policies, from codifying President Obama Administration National Labor Relations Board decisions, including card check, joint employer, persuader rule, blacklisting rule and many others that some predict would have a chilling effect on the economy and job creation.
NRMCA strongly opposes this legislation and has actively lobbied against it in conjunction with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace. The legislation, sponsored in the Senate by Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), will not be taken up in the Senate. However, House passage is a dangerous precedent and underscores the importance that a pro-business majority in the Senate be maintained in 2020.