US HB842 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 210-3-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-03-11 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

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. The bill further prohibits employers from taking adverse actions against an employee, including employees with management responsibilities, in response to that employee participating in protected activities related to the enforcement of the prohibitions against unfair labor practices (i.e., whistleblower protections). Such protected activities include providing information about a potential violation to an enforcement agency, participating in an enforcement proceeding, initiating a proceeding concerning an alleged violation or assisting in such a proceeding, or refusing to participate in an activity the employee reasonably believes is a violation of labor laws. Finally, the bill addresses the procedures for union representation elections, provides employees with the ability to vote in such elections remotely by telephone or the internet, 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.

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Title

Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021

Sponsors

Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]
Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]
Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]
Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]
Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]
Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]
Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]
Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]
Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]
Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]
Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]
Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]
Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]
Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]
Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]
Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]
Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]
Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]
Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]
Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]
Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [R-NJ]Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]

Roll Calls

2021-03-09 - House - On passage (Y: 225 N: 206 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-03-09 - House - On motion to recommit (Y: 206 N: 218 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [FAIL]
2021-03-09 - House - On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendments (A003) H.Amdt.26 (Y: 185 N: 243 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [FAIL]
2021-03-09 - House - On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendments (A002) H.Amdt.25 (Y: 227 N: 196 NV: 0 Abs: 8) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-03-11SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2021-03-09HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-03-09HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 206 (Roll no. 70).
2021-03-09HouseOn motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 206 - 218 (Roll no. 69).
2021-03-09HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XIX.
2021-03-09HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2021-03-09HouseMr. Banks moved to recommit to the Committee on Education and Labor. (text: CR H1176-1177)
2021-03-09HouseH.Amdt.26 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendments (A003) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 243 (Roll no. 68).
2021-03-09HouseH.Amdt.25 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendments (A002) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 196 (Roll no. 67).
2021-03-09HouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2021-03-09HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1174-1178)
2021-03-09HousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed further consideration of H.R. 842.
2021-03-09HousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R.842 is postponed.
2021-03-09HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment en bloc No. 2, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2021-03-09HouseH.Amdt.26 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A003) pursuant to the rule.
2021-03-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 188, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment en bloc No. 2.
2021-03-09HouseH.Amdt.26 Amendments en bloc (A003) offered by Mr. Scott (VA). (consideration: CR H1160-1163, H1175-1176; text: CR H1160-1161)
2021-03-09HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment en bloc No. 1, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2021-03-09HouseH.Amdt.25 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
2021-03-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 188, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment en bloc No. 1.
2021-03-09HouseH.Amdt.25 Amendments en bloc (A002) offered by Mr. Scott (VA). (consideration: CR H1154-1160, H1174-1175; text: CR H1154-1156)
2021-03-09HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 842.
2021-03-09HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 842, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446. The rule provides for a motion to recommit on H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446.
2021-03-09HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 188. (consideration: CR H1134-1163; text: CR H1134-1137)
2021-03-08HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 188 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 842, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446. The rule provides for a motion to recommit on H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446.
2021-02-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2021-02-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR188 (Related) 2021-03-08 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
SB420 (Same As) 2021-02-24 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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