September 26, 2019 / 9:31 PM / 19 days ago

IN BRIEF: House panel approves sweeping pro-union bill

A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday approved a far-reaching bill that would expand workers’ rights to unionize under federal labor law while giving more power to the National Labor Relations Board, amid criticisms from business groups.

The Democrat-led House Committee on Education and Labor voted 26-21 along party lines to send the bill, called the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, to the House floor for a vote.

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