Contrary to the union-favoring anti-business provisions of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), there is finally a viable alternative floating around in the United States Senate. Republican Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA) of 2022 into the Senate just over a week ago. The legislation seeks to bring labor law into the 21st century with provisions guaranteeing secret ballot elections in workplaces, allowing for union decertification, and requiring a majority of all employees to vote for a union, rather than just a majority of those voting. In addition, the bill would protect employees from union threats and would allow employers to provide benefits for gig workers without taking away their independent contractor status. In the evenly split Senate, there is little likelihood the ERA will see much movement – certainly before the mid-term elections – but it is pending as an alternative to the PRO Act.