This issue covers one particularly important aspect of the evolving political situation: the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and its ramifications for employers. Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act, which, fortunately for employers, never saw the light of day in the U.S. Senate. The PRO Act represents the most fundamental restructuring of labor/management law in U.S. history - perhaps since the enactment of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935. However, the ultimate fate of the proposed legislation, in its current form, depends on the alignment of several political stars. While it may not see immediate passage, the PRO Act is a clear delineation of organized labor’s agenda - an agenda for which unions will fight and against which many employers will argue in the next Congress and beyond.
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