H.R.2474: Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019

Overview

Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 2474) would amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to enhance worker protection in the United States. The bill would modify the list of actions taken by employers and supervisors that qualify as unfair labor practices and end right to work by required all employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement to contribute fees to a labor organization. Employers would be required to post notices that inform workers of their rights under the NLRA and would be prohibited from engaging in certain labor practices. Parties negotiating an initial collective bargaining agreement would be encouraged to use the mediation and arbitration services early in the collective bargaining process. The bill would allow the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to take into account economic analysis when deciding cases and to assess civil penalties for violations of the act. Additionally, H.R. 2474 would require more employers to disclose to the Department of Labor any indirect activities designed to persuade employees to exercise or not to exercise their right to organize and bargain collectively

S. 1306 is the Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Patty Murray.

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Our Stance

Support

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

H.R.2474

Date Introduced

May 02, 2019

Committee

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Bill Status

Passed Original Chamber