Schneider Co-Sponsors Protecting the Right to Organize Act
Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced he is co-sponsoring legislation to strengthen the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to protect the rights of workers to organize and to deter attempts by employers to retaliate against employees participating in collective bargaining and unionization efforts.
H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act would expand the enforcement authorities of the NLRB such as authorizing civil monetary penalties, and would improve remedies for workers who are retaliated against for exercising their rights to join a union or engage in protected activities. H.R. 2474 would also expand coverage of who is deemed an employee under the National Labor Relations Act to prevent the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, and more.
“The Trump Administration has been waging an unrelenting assault to undermine the right of workers to form unions and collectively bargain,” said Schneider. “The Protecting the Right to Organize Act is an effort to strengthen the tools available to workers to exercise their right to organize, and hold accountable employers who seek to unfairly retaliate. I am proud to stand with working families and support this legislation.”
The legislation, introduced by House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), currently has more than 160 co-sponsors.