Heritage Action pushes lawmakers on Employee Rights Act

Heritage Action, the activist branch of the nonprofit conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, is pushing lawmakers to take up the Employee Rights Act, a major reform bill that would give more rights to workers who dissent from organized labor.

The activist group has said it will make co-sponsoring the legislation a "key vote" that it will use as part of its annual evaluation of how conservative lawmakers are.

"The Employee Rights Act would solve problems workers face today — including problems enshrined in current labor law. The bill would help restore a balance of power in the workplace from unions to workers," the organization said in post Wednesday. "Heritage Action ... will include co-sponsorship of this legislation in our scorecard."

The scorecard is important because it is used by lawmakers, activists and the media as a yardstick of how faithful lawmakers are to conservative ideology.

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