A Timeline of American Employee Rights

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Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is intent on reforming labor laws. In August 2011 he introduced to Congress the Employee Rights Act, which he hopes will help shield individual workers from powerful union leaders. But Hatch expects opposition. "I fully expect the unions and their supporters to come out against the Employee Rights Act, and characterize it as a radical, anti-union bill," he told the National Legal and Policy Center in September 2011.