Wasting no time in the wake of passing the $1.9 trillion Covid Relief legislation, the U.S. House also this week passed the latest iteration of the Protecting Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) and sent it to the Senate. The legislation, which has passed the House in prior sessions only to die in the then-republican controlled Senate, is replete with an array of organized labor wish list provisions, among which are those allowing unions to sidestep secret ballot elections with “card check voting” and a override of right to wok laws currently in effect in 27 states across the nation. Additionally, the bill would outlaw company-sponsored meetings at which the detriments of union representation might be discussed to lobby workers against joining the union. Further, it would empower the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to levy fines and penalties on companies, their Directors and officers for violating labor laws. Five republicans joined all but one democrat Congressman to pass the bill by a vote of 225 -206. The legislation now heads to the Senate where it would currently need 60 votes to pass. Because of that fact, labor is looking at using the PRO Act as a vehicle to eliminate the Senate’s filibuster, which would mean only 50 votes would be necessary to pass the bill.