Federal Anti-Right to Work and Card Check bill filed in Congress, with MO Cosponsors
February 18, 2021 - The National Association of Manufacturers alerted us to a very troubling bill that has been filed in the U.S. Congress. Both Democrat Missouri Representatives, Congresswoman Cori Bush and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, have signed on as cosponsors of the legislation in the U.S. House.
The bill, H.R. 842, has been dubbed the "Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act." Similar legislation has been filed in the U.S. Senate by Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Patty Murray.
The bill has 200 cosponsors in the House (only 3 are Republicans) and 40 cosponsors in the Senate, according to the NAM article. The NAM highlighted these troubling provisions in the bill:
remove workers’ right to a secret ballot and institute “card check;”
hand over confidential employee data to unions without consent;
eliminate state Right to Work laws and allow forced union dues;
remove workers’ right to work independently by instituting California’s AB-5 worker classification law;
remove the ban on secondary boycotts;
allow intermittent strikes; and
institute numerous Obama-era labor policies, including joint-employer, ambush elections, micro-unions and the persuader rule.
Associated Industries of Missouri has worked with our congressional delegation to fight these harmful provisions when proposed in previous years and we will work to support the NAM's efforts in opposing this legislation.
Stay tuned for more on this topic.