Lawmakers react after pro-union Protecting the Right to Organize Act, sponsored by Rep. Scott, passes House - Elaine for Congress

Lawmakers react after pro-union Protecting the Right to Organize Act, sponsored by Rep. Scott, passes House

The House has approved Democratic legislation sponsored by Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott (3rd District) that would invigorate workers’ unions following decades of court defeats and legislative setbacks.

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which passed Tuesday on a 225-206 vote, would block so-called Right to Work laws across the country and generally make it easier to organize a union.

It would also prohibit companies from hiring replacements for workers on strike.

“The pandemic has revealed that many Coastal Virginians lack access to basic workplace safety protections, health care, or paid leave,” Congresswoman Luria said. “I will always stand up for the working people of my district and defend their right to collectively bargain.”

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