2021 Scorecard Vote
Chair Robert Scott (D-VA) sponsored H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021. This bill would empower employees by strengthening workers’ rights to collectively bargain for higher wages, safer working conditions, and better benefits. As we transition to a clean energy economy, protecting workers' rights to organize would help ensure that the jobs created are good, family-sustaining jobs that address economic inequality. Additionally, unionized workers are better equipped to handle potentially hazardous workplace situations and have more support and protection to blow the whistle in dangerous situations. This can avert industrial accidents and result in safer communities, as well as cleaner air and water. On March 9, the House approved H.R. 842 by a vote of 225-206 (House roll call vote 70). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation in 2021.