House Bill 842
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021
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Passed House on Mar 9, 2021
Overview
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Introduced
Feb 4, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 11, 2021
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Bill Number
842
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117
Policy Area
Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting hiring and composition of the workforce, wages and benefits, labor-management relations; occupational safety, personnel management, unemployment compensation. Measures concerning public-sector employment may fall under Government Operations and Politics policy area.
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Passed
March 10, 2021
Type
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House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021

This bill expands various labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace.

Among other things, it (1) revises the definitions of employee, supervisor, and employer to broaden the scope of individuals covered by the fair labor standards; (2) permits labor organizations to encourage participation of union members in strikes initiated by employees represented by a different labor organization (i.e., secondary strikes); and (3) prohibits employers from bringing claims against unions that conduct such secondary strikes.

The bill also allows collective bargaining agreements to require all employees represented by the bargaining unit to contribute fees to the labor organization for the cost of such representation, notwithstanding a state law to the contrary; and expands unfair labor practices to include prohibitions against replacement of, or discrimination against, workers who participate in strikes.

The bill makes it an unfair labor practice to require or coerce employees to attend employer meetings designed to discourage union membership and prohibits employers from entering into agreements with employees under which employees waive the right to pursue or a join collective or class-action litigation.

Finally, the bill addresses the procedures for union representation elections, modifies the protections against unfair labor practices that result in serious economic harm, and establishes penalties and permits injunctive relief against entities that fail to comply with National Labor Relations Board orders.

Text (3)
March 11, 2021
March 9, 2021
February 4, 2021
Amendments (3)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (2)
Mar 09, 2021
Not Agreed to in House
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Sponsorship
House Amendment 26
Amendments en bloc No. 2 comprised of amendments numbered 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 18, and 19, printed in Part B of House Report 117-10.
Active
Mar 09, 2021
Agreed to in House
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House Amendment 25
Amendments en bloc No. 1 comprised of amendments numbered 1, 4, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17, printed in Part B of House Report 117-10.
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