Tag: Pro Act of 2019

CWA Calls on Dems to Cut Off Pro Act Opponents
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CWA Calls on Dems to Cut Off Pro Act Opponents

WASHINGTON—Saying the seven House Democrats who voted against the Protecting the Right to Organize Act earlier this month had “betrayed the fundamental principle of the Democratic Party,” the Communications Workers of America is urging the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to cut off campaign support for them. “Ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal,…

Leveling the Playing Field: House Votes ‘Yes’ on Pro Act
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Leveling the Playing Field: House Votes ‘Yes’ on Pro Act

WASHINGTON—The House voted Feb. 6 to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, a bill lead sponsor Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) called “the most significant upgrade to U.S. labor law in 80 years.”  The vote was 224-194, largely along party lines. Five Republicans voted yes, while seven Democrats voted no, four of them members…

House to Vote Thursday on Landmark Labor Bill
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House to Vote Thursday on Landmark Labor Bill

WASHINGTON—The House it scheduled to vote Thursday, Feb. 6 on a landmark labor bill that would greatly expand workers’ rights to form and keep unions, from outlawing the replacement of strikers to voiding state laws banning the union shop. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019, sponsored by House Education and Labor Committee…