That same Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) that gave quick clearance back in March to Julie Su as Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor yesterday held a public hearing on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). As is often the case in Washington DC, the hearing was more of an orchestration by the majority party as three of the four witnesses invited spoke in favor of the legislation with the exception being Jyoti Sarolia, a California hotelier representing the International Franchise Association. Other witnesses included Mark Gaston Pierce, who served as a democratic member of the National Labor Relations Board for 8 years under President Obama and as Chairman for 6 of those years. He was not replaced on the NLRB by President Trump. In addition, the committee heard from an economist representing the labor-backed Economic Policy Institute as well as an employee from an Ohio baker. The PRO Act has already been passed by the House of Representatives, so its fate in the Senate is critical in light of the strong support of the White House for the bill. A video of the hearing in its entirety is available on the committee website here beginning at about the 15:30 minute mark.