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Category Archive: Employee Rights Act

  • How Would the PRO Act Hurt Workers? Let Us Count the Ways…

    Posted on Feb 24, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives recently passed H.R 2474, or the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). While the bill contains a laundry list of anti-worker policies, a few stand out as particularly harmful. For starters, the bill would override right-to-work laws in 27 states across the country. Without these laws in place, […]

  • Big Labor Sent Over $1.6 Billion To Left-Wing Special Interests

    Posted on Sep 05, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    In continuation of its campaign to educate the public on the benefits of the Employee Rights Act, the Center for Union Facts has released updated data that tracks how much money labor unions have sent to the Left since 2010. This new spending information includes the latest union financial records from 2018. Details regarding the […]

  • The Employee Rights Act is Back

    Posted on Apr 01, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) reintroduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA). The bill, which garnered over 180 co-sponsors in the last Congress, would bring our current labor law into the 21st century by providing protections for the 7.6 million private-sector union members in the U.S. Right now, about 40 percent of union certifications bypass the […]

  • Big Labor Sends $1.3 Billion to the Left

    Posted on May 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    New research from the Center for Union Facts shows that, from 2010 to 2017, labor unions sent more than $1.3 billion in member dues to liberal advocacy groups—without prior member approval. The recipients include the Democratic Governors Association, Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and a host of other left-wing groups. Despite union leadership’s political preferences, roughly 40 percent of union household members vote Republican in any […]

  • Newt Gingrich: Pass the ERA

    Posted on Apr 12, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    In a recent FoxNews.com op-ed column, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich praised the Employee Rights Act’s (ERA) reforms, noting their popularity across party lines. Gingrich urged Congress to pass the ERA this year. Here’s what he wrote: Another good legislative goal for Republicans would be passing the Employee Rights Act. This is a no-brainer for GOP […]

  • Washington Examiner: Congress Should Pass ERA

    Posted on Feb 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Washington Examiner recently published an editorial in defense of workplace freedom, which the Supreme Court will take up this week with the Janus v. AFSCME case. The Court is expected to effectively prohibit public-sector unions from compelling employees to pay dues or fees to the union. A pro-employee ruling would strip public-sector union bosses of the involuntary dues […]

  • ERA Support Hits New Heights

    Posted on Feb 06, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    Keep an eye on the Employee Rights Act (ERA), which would substantially update American labor law for the first time since the 1940s. Gaining congressional co-sponsors by the week, the ERA received a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing last year and is now moving closer to a House floor vote in 2018. To date, […]

  • Big Labor Sends $1 Billion to the Left—Without Prior Approval

    Posted on Jan 18, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    New research from the Center for Union Facts shows that, from 2010 to 2016, labor unions sent more than $1.1 billion in member dues to anti-Republican advocacy groups—without prior member approval. It is the most comprehensive analysis of union advocacy spending ever done. The Clinton Foundation, Democratic Governors Association, and Planned Parenthood featured prominently, even though 40 percent of union household members vote Republican […]