AFL-CIO Chief, Ex-NLRB Chair Rip 'Toothless' Labor Law

Law360 (May 8, 2019, 8:30 PM EDT) -- Labor law advocates including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and former National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce blasted federal labor law as impotent at a hearing Wednesday on a sweeping Democratic proposal to overhaul union rights by upping penalties for labor law violators and easing workers' paths to forming unions.

The House Education and Labor Committee Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee heard more than two hours of testimony on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, which would make several amendments to the National Labor Relations Act making it tougher for employers to thwart worker organizing....

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