The “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” (“PRO Act”) proposes drastic changes to the nation’s laws governing employer-union relations, especially the ability of employers and employees to remain union-free. Earlier this month, the PRO Act was re-filed in the House of Representatives. If passed by the House and Senate, President Biden would likely sign it into law as part of a pro-union agenda.
The PRO Act proposes more than 20 significant changes to the National Labor Relations Act. Each change is designed to remove specific rights or defenses that have existed for many years. The following are some examples of significant changes proposed by the PRO Act:
Now that the PRO Act has been re-filed, the AFL-CIO and other supporters will vigorously push for the bill’s passage into law this year. Union-free employers are wise to carefully monitor the bill and to update related union-free training, policies, and procedures.