ERA Attracts Record Number of Co-Sponsors

The Employee Rights Act (ERA) is now co-sponsored by 140 members of the 114th Congress, including 29 senators. That surpasses the previous high of 137 co-sponsors when the bill was reintroduced in the 113th Congress.

And the ERA’s support extends beyond Capitol Hill. About 80 percent of Americans support the bill’s key provisions—which include guaranteed secret ballot union elections, periodic recertification votes, and employee privacy protections. The ERA is popular among union and nonunion households, as well as self-identified Democrats, Republicans, and independents.

In recognition of the bill’s broad-based appeal, the Center for Union Facts recently ran an advertisement in USA Today: