March 25, 2021 Articles

Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021: Overview and Analysis

If enacted, the PRO Act would make fundamental changes to the National Labor Relations Act and key provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.

By Jerry M. Cutler
The PRO Act may be the most significant piece of labor legislation to come forward in the past 75 years.

The PRO Act may be the most significant piece of labor legislation to come forward in the past 75 years.

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By a mostly party-line vote of 225–206, the House of Representatives on March 9, 2021 passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (PRO Act). The bill is one of the most consequential pieces of labor legislation to have advanced in decades. If enacted, it would make fundamental changes to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and key provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (29 U.S.C. § 401 et seq.).

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