NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING THE WORKPLACE
Labor unions, who are taking credit for increased voter turnout in support of Joe Biden in key swing states, are now looking for payback for that effort in legislation. “Joe Biden’s firewall was union made…We call on Congress to pass and Biden to sign the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act early in 2021 to make sure every worker who wants to form or join a union is able to do so freely and fairly.” Richard Trumka – AFL-CIO President
The PRO Act, which has 200 cosponsors in the House and 40 more in the Senate, would significantly alter more than seventy years of established labor law and completely tilt the balance towards organized labor. It is a top priority for organized labor and supported by the BidenHarris economic recovery plan as outlined on their transition website. In the first of three Intelligence Briefings, we will highlight key provisions of the PRO Act, and what your organization needs to do today to raise awareness and prepare for a series of potentially wide sweeping labor changes.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TODAY
STEP 1: EDUCATE YOUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
Educating executives on the business impact of not only the PRO Act, but how third-party representation can affect overall quality, patient satisfaction, finances, talent, community relations, etc. is absolutely essential, so you can develop appropriate strategic contingency plans.
STEP 2: ENGAGE YOUR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STAFF
In order to stay current on these issues, your Government Relations team needs to be brought up to speed on the PRO Act, and its potential impact on your organization. Alignment between senior leadership, human resources leadership and government relations should be hardwired to ensure consistent planning, messaging, and education.
If you would like to learn more about the PRO Act, and the detailed steps you should take to prepare, reach out to the experts at IRI Consultants. Our next Intelligence Briefing on the PRO Act will focus on three key action steps you should take following the election regardless of the outcome.
Have questions about how to proceed? Contact IRI Consultants at (313) 965-0350 for more information.