ERA Enjoys Unprecedented Support

Labor reform is gaining steam. The Employee Rights Act (ERA) is currently supported by more than 160 members of Congress, including 25 U.S. senators. Co-sponsors are adding their names weekly, and the total number of ERA supporters is expected to hit a record high by early 2018.

According to national and regional polls, roughly 80 percent of Americans—including those in union households—support the bill’s key provisions. And more than 50 free-market organizations, including the Heritage Foundation and Americans for Prosperity, have endorsed the ERA. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board is also supportive, claiming the ERA will “protect worker rights from union coercion.”

The Employee Rights Act is an idea whose time has come.