Hoffa: Workers deserve protection from anti-union employers

(Source: Column by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa published by the Detroit News, October 2, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. A U.S. House committee last week took a much-needed step towards empowering workers by approving legislation that would expand their right to organize on the job while shielding them from employer intimidation if they choose to form a union. In approving the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, the House Education and Labor Committee agreed to restore fairness to the economy at a time when income inequality has stifled the ability of far too many hardworking Americans to earn a decent wage that allows them to support their families. The bill would beef up the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) so that workers seeking to organize a union and negotiate higher wages and better benefits will be protected.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
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