Attorney Generals Write Congress for PRO Act

Having just advised of the NLRB General Counsel and her strong unionizing proclivities, you should also be aware that the campaign to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) and implement its many egregious provisions is now in full swing. Just two weeks ago, 17 Attorneys General from around the country –…

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Senate Readies Budget Bill, Adds PRO Act

One vehicle that may be used to replenish the RRF program is the $3.5 trillion budget bill, which Majority Leader Schumer plans to pass without republican support through the budget reconciliation process. The framework for that budget bill was unveiled last week in the Senate and it includes penalties on employers deemed to be interfering…

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HELP Committee Hears PRO Act

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…

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HELP Committee Hears PRO Act Next Week

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.…

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Business Outlook and Concerns

Small business owners, some of whom are just getting their business back on its feet, are a bit more optimistic about the future while at the same time, equally concerned about inflation and increasing operating costs. A Job Creators Network Foundation poll, the June Monthly Monitor, released last week showed that only 9% reported recovering…

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OT Threshold to Rise Again?

In testimony last week before the House Education and Labor Committee, in response to a specific question from California Representative Mark Takano, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh asserted that the current minimum salary is definitely too low. He advised the committee that the Department of Labor (DOL) is currently reviewing the Final Overtime Rule currently in…

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Save Local Business Act Filed

Republicans have introduced a counter-measure to the joint employer expansion contained in the PRO Act, which as we’ve reported previously, has already passed the House. Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Representative James Comer (R-KY) introduced the Save Local Business Act, which seeks to amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Fair Labor Standards Act…

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And, Then There’s the PRO Act

If that weren’t enough union saber-rattling, organized labor has been pulling out all the stops to create additional momentum for the passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). Toward that end, AFL-CIO affiliates along with their allies are planning as many as 200 rallies up and down the East Coast next…

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PRO Act Elevated as Workers Reject Union

Tempering some of the pleasure of Amazon workers at a plant in Alabama overwhelmingly rejecting unionizing is the ongoing effort to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (the PRO Act as it is known).  With workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer voting over the course of the seven-week representation election against…

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House Passes PRO Act

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…

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