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Category Archive: Employee Rights Act

  • PRO Act Not the Only Threat to Worker Choice

    Posted on May 12, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    Major Democrats including President Biden are pushing for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act as a way to boost their pals in Big Labor. The bill reads like a union wishlist. Its provisions do nothing to advance worker choice and everything to consolidate more power in the country’s labor unions. If it becomes […]

  • Sen. Scott (R-SC) to Introduce Employee Rights Act, Modernizing Out-Dated Labor Law

    Posted on Mar 21, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    Tomorrow, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will introduce the Employee Rights Act (ERA) of 2022, a bill that will significantly update our out-dated labor laws for the first time in decades. The ERA protects workers’ rights while also reflecting major changes to our economy in recent generations. According to polling from the Center for Union Facts, […]

  • New Report Details Concerning Labor Movement Trends

    Posted on Mar 02, 2022 by LaborPains.org Team

    A new report from the Institute for the American Worker (I4AW) details the ways in which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employers, and union executives are changing the workplace without much input from the workers themselves. The NLRB is the enforcement body established under the National Labor Relations Act. The board consists of five […]

  • 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 […]