What do you think?
This isn’t going anywhere because the “party of the working class” will unanimously oppose it like the $15 minimum wage or the $1,400 stimulus checks in the Senate.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill and elected Republicans out of instinct or habit or both seem to defer to the Chamber even though it has gone over to the Democrats. The wealthy upper middle class suburban voters who used to oppose stuff like this because of “conservative principles” are also Democrats now. The Koch Network is also supporting the Democrats now.
“The House voted 225-206 Wednesday evening to pass a sweeping labor rights bill aimed at making it easier for workers to unionize and provide them increased collective bargaining rights in workplace disputes. …
Details: The legislation would also diminish so-called “right-to-work” laws in over two dozen states that let employees forgo participating in and paying union dues. …
The big picture: The PRO Act would restrict companies like Uber and Lyft from classifying workers as independent contractors and improve protections for workers’ right to strike, according to the Economic Policy Institute. …”
“WASHINGTON—The House late Tuesday passed legislation that would represent the most significant change to labor law in decades, advancing a priority for unions that are pressuring President Bidenand Democrats to deliver legislative victories.
The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, was approved by the House 225-206, with the support of nearly all Democrats and five Republicans. Backers say the legislation would be a major advancement in employee rights following recent setbacks for organized labor and diminished union membership.
Business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the App-Based Work Alliance, which includes Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and DoorDash Inc., assailed the bill, saying it would trample on state laws and endanger the flexibility that ride-share and delivery drivers enjoy. …”
I don’t have an opinion on this yet.
I would have to study the issue and learn more about the bill. I strongly agree that Uber and Lyft are screwing the hell out of their workers though.
Note: The socialists are supporting it.