Pro-Worker Legislation

Pro-Worker Legislation

Current Bills Proposed in the 113th Congress:

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Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act H.R. 4320/S. 2178

To amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the timing of elections and pre-election hearings and the identification of pre-election issues.

Read More About the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act Here

Employee Privacy Protection Act H.R. 4321/S. 2178

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to require that lists of employees eligible to vote in organizing elections be provided to the National Labor Relations Board.

Read More About the Employee Privacy Protection Act Here

Employee Rights Act H.R. 3485/S. 1712

To provide protections for workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization.

Read More About the Employee Rights Act Here

Freedom from Union Stalking Act H.R. 2472

To amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to prohibit the preemption of State stalking laws.

Read More About the Freedom From Union Stalking Act here

Freedom From Union Identity Theft Act H.R. 2473

To amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to prohibit the preemption of State identity theft laws.

Read More About the Freedom From Union Identity Theft Act here

REPRESENTATION FAIRNESS RESTORATION ACT H.R. 2347

To amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the criteria for determining employee units appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining.

Read More About the Representation Fairness Restoration Act here

SECRET BALLOT PROTECTION ACT H.R. 2346

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

Read More About the Secret Ballot Protection Act here

Truth in Employment Act of 2013 H.R. 1746

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to protect employer rights.

Read More About Truth in Employment Act here

Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act H.R. 1120

To prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from taking any action that requires a quorum of the members of the Board until such time as Board constituting a quorum shall have been confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court issues a decision on the constitutionality of the appointments to the Board made in January 2012, or the adjournment sine die of the first session of the 113th Congress.

Read More About Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act here

To declare that certain agency actions by the National Labor Relations Board shall have no force or effect H.R. 976

To declare that certain agency actions by the National Labor Relations Board shall have no force or effect until final disposition is made in certain actions relating to the appointment of individuals to such Board that are pending in Federal court, and to prohibit further actions by such Board until such time.

Read more about H.R. 976 here

Protecting American Jobs Act H.R. 795

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the authority of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to rulemaking, issuance of complaints, and authority over unfair labor practices.

Read more about Protecting American Jobs Act here

A bill related to National Labor Relations Board rulings and pending lawsuits S. 180

A bill to delay the enforcement of any rulings of the National Labor Relations Board until there is a final resolution in pending lawsuits.

Read More on S. 180

A bill to prevent certain individuals purportedly appointed to the National Labor Relations Board from receiving salaries S. 188

A bill to prevent certain individuals purportedly appointed to the National Labor Relations Board from receiving salaries, and to prevent an unconstitutional quorum of the Board from taking agency actions, until there is a final decision in pending lawsuits regarding the constitutionality of certain alleged recess appointments.

Read More on S. 188

Federal Employees 

Federal Employee Accountability Act of 2013 H.R. 107, S. 785 

Federal Employee Accountability Act of 2011- Repeals provisions: (1) authorizing a federal employee representing an exclusive representative in the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement official time for such purpose during the time such employee otherwise would be in a duty status; and (2) requiring the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to determine whether any employee participating for, or on behalf of, a labor organization in any phase of proceedings before it shall be authorized official time for that purpose.

Read More on the Federal Employee Accountability Act of 2013 here

Official Time Reporting Act H.R. 568S.1338

To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees.

Read More on the Official Time Reporting Act here

To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees H.R. 273

To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees.

Read More on H.R. 273 here

Right to Work

National Right to Work Act S. 204

A bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

Read More on the National Right to Work Act here

Neutrality in Government Contracting

Modernize Federal Transit Act H.R. 2537

To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to employee protective arrangements.

Read More on H.R. 2537 here

Freedom from Government Competition Act S. 523

To require that the Federal Government procure from the private sector the goods and services necessary for the operations and management of certain Government agencies, and for other purposes.

Read More on the Freedom from Government Competition Act here

Government Neutrality in Contracting Act H.R. 436/S. 109

Directs the head of any federal agency that awards or obligates funds for any construction contract, or that awards grants, provides financial assistance, or enters into cooperative agreements for construction projects, to ensure that bid specifications, project agreements, or other controlling documents do not: (1) require or prohibit a bidder, offer or, contractor, or subcontractor from entering into, or adhering to, agreements with a labor organization, with respect to that construction project or another related construction project; or (2) otherwise discriminate against or give preference to such a party because it did or did not become a signatory or otherwise adhere to such an agreement. Allows exemptions to avert an imminent threat to public health or safety or to serve national security. Allows additional exemptions for certain projects. Directs the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement this Act with respect to the applicable federal contracts.

Read More on the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act here

Pensions

Secure Annuities for Employee (SAFE) Retirement Act of 2013

To reform state and local underfunded pension systems.

Read More on the SAFE Act here

Public Employee Pension Transparency Act H.R. 1628/S. 779

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting and disclosure by State and local public employee retirement pension plans.

Read More on the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act here

Employee Protection

Employee Paycheck Protection Act H.R. 175

To require labor organizations to provide the notice to employees related to fees collection required pursuant to the Supreme Court cases Teachers Local No. 1 v. Hudson and Knox v. Service Employees International Union.

Read More on Paycheck Protect here

Union Integrity Act H.R. 3637

Amends the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 to prescribe whistleblower protections that prohibit a labor organization from discriminating against any of its employees

Read More on the Union Integrity Act here

Obamacare

Union Tax Fairness Act S.1724

A bill to provide that the reinsurance fee for the transitional reinsurance program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be applied equally to all health insurance issuers and group health plans.

Read More on Union Tax Fairness Act Here

Union Bailout Prevention Act H.R. 3093/S. 1487

To limit the availability of tax credits and reductions in cost-sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to individuals who receive health insurance coverage pursuant to the provisions of a Taft-Hartley plan.

Read More on Union Bailout Prevention Act here

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