CDW works tirelessly to combat efforts by Democrats, both in Congress and at the National Labor Relations Board, to push through dozens of hasty and ill-conceived changes to well-established labor law.
In the last session of Congress, Democrats in both the House of Representatives and Senate tried to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474, S. 1306, 116th Congress), a legislative wishlist of radical policy proposals that would boost unions at the expense of workers, employers, and the economy. Many of the policies in the PRO Act are reiterations of the countless rules and decisions pursued and implemented by the Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board, which overturned 4,559 years of precedent during its tenure and upended labor relations. Five of the Obama Board’s actions were particularly destructive:
These actions and the PRO Act represent an all-out effort to increase the number of dues-paying union members regardless of the potential consequences. The policies Democrats are pursuing were rejected by the judicial system, opposed on a bipartisan basis in Congress, and/or abandoned by the agencies asked to enforce them. All of these entities realized the policies violated the law, exceeded the authority granted to the implementing agencies, or would cause serious damage to the American workplace.
CDW is fighting against these attacks on workers and businesses through litigation, legislation, and the regulatory process and will continue its work to advance policies that protect the rights of employees, foster the American Dream, and strengthen the economy.
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On February 6, 2020, House Democrats forced through the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474 (Senate companion, S. 1306). This radical legislation would implement Obama-era labor law policies that were rejected by the judicial system, opposed on a bipartisan basis in Congress, and/or abandoned by the agencies asked to enforce them.Read More
In February, House and Senate Democrats introduced the controversial Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 842, S. 420). Among the list of radical provisions amending current labor laws, the PRO Act would rescind all restrictions on secondary boycotts that currently make it unlawful for unions to impose economic injury on “neutral” third parties […]Read More