Jonathan Harris Considers a National Movement to Pass the PRO Act

Jonathan Harris (’10), Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, coauthored an article for The ABA’s Human Rights Magazine summarizing the PRO Act’s key amendments to the NLRA and illuminating how hope for labor reform rests on worker action (“The ‘Protecting the Right to Organize’ Act and the Radical Roots of Labor Law Reform,” Oct. 31). “The PRO Act is the latest effort to overhaul federal labor law and has been reintroduced in multiple Congresses. But almost all agree that the chances of the act’s passage are slim. The act’s prospects likely depend more on a renewed labor movement, perhaps approaching the militancy of the 1930s that led to the passage of the NLRA. . . . If the PRO Act is to become a reality … it will likely come only as part of a larger nationwide effort led by organized workers.”