ERA Reintroduction Brings Glowing Endorsements

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) recently reintroduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA), the most comprehensive update to American labor law since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. Last session, 170 members of Congress co-sponsored the ERA, including 33 U.S. senators. Roughly 80 percent of Americans—including those in union households—support the bill’s key provisions.

They’re not the only ones. In the last week alone, the Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, Workforce Fairness Institute, and Freedom Foundation have all endorsed the ERA. Heritage Action argued that the bill “would help restore a balance of power in the workplace.” Americans for Prosperity described it as an “opportunity to extended worker freedom to every American,” while the Workforce Fairness Institute called the ERA a “top priority for America’s employees.” Scott Roberts, Vice President of Strategy at the Freedom Foundation, went so far as to say that the ERA’s key reforms are “fundamental to democracy.”

Workplace democracy is long overdue. Let’s turn the Employee Rights Act into law.