After the hearing on the above-mentioned nominations, the Senate HELP Committee next week will be focusing on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) with a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, July 22. This legislation contains many of the pro-union, anti-business provisions that we’ve been fighting through the CFA over the past decade. For example, the PRO Act would forbid employer influence in union elections and impose a “card check’ system for union representation elections rather than the current secret ballot. It would also eliminate attorney-client confidentiality for employers in complex labor discussions and allow the government to write and enforce labor agreements. Already having passed the House in March and strongly endorsed by the White House, the PRO Act will likely come up for a vote in the Senate by the fall and opponents may have to rely on the filibuster to defeat it in the evenly-split US Senate.