Republicans invoke UAW scandal in opposing pro-union legislation

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would dramatically change U.S. labor laws is on a fast track for a vote in the House later this week. During a Monday hearing on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, Democrats argued the bill is a long-overdue update that would even the scales in collective bargaining, which they say is currently tilted in favor of employers. Congressional Republicans argued it would enable corruption and diminish worker freedom, frequently citing the embezzlement, bribery, money laundering and other charges against former United Auto Workers leaders as a caution against givi…

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