Analysis

Dems' Wish-List Labor Bill A Harbinger Of Future Battles

Law360 (February 5, 2020, 8:38 PM EST) -- As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares for an expected vote Thursday on legislation that would deliver the biggest pro-union reform in decades, business advocates say they're digging in for the long game.

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act checks just about every box on organized labor's wish list, easing workers' path to unionizing, nixing state laws letting workers decline dues and imposing penalties on employers that violate workers' union rights, among other things.

The bill's individual provisions, never mind the whole plan, would be a nonstarter in the Republican-led Senate. But as the Democrats make workers rights a key...

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