Dems Desperate to Deliver Last-Minute Favors to Big Labor Bosses

Posted: Sep 13, 2022 12:01 AM

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With Democrats expected to lose control of Congress this November, progressives are desperate to ram through several stalled legislative priorities on their way out the door. The Democrat-controlled House Education and Labor Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday to gin up momentum for several proposals that would help Big Labor bosses but harm American workers. Instead of spending taxpayer resources propping up bad bills, lawmakers should focus on reining in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a runaway agency working as a government appendage of union bosses. In the hearing, Democrats will likely try to resuscitate “Protecting the Right to Organize” (PRO) Act, legislation that would rewrite labor law for union bosses and deal a body blow to small businesses battling the Biden recession. The PRO Act nullifies right-to-work laws nationwide, which protect approximately 166 million Americans in 27 states, more than half the country. In right-to-work states, employers cannot force employees to join a union as a condition of employment. Right-to-work laws do not prevent workers from organizing, but they do protect workers’ freedom to choose whether or not to join and fund a union with part of their paycheck. The bill also makes it more difficult for Americans to earn a living …

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