Federal Bill Would Impose Fines on Employers for Tweaking Health Plans of Striking Workers

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) recently introduced a bill (S. 3747) to make revoking or tweaking striking workers’ health insurance an unfair labor practice punishable by fines up to $100,000 per violation. The union-backed legislation is spotlighted by a Politico story, which examines how federal policymakers are intensifying their focus on employer-sponsored health care benefits that are impacted by labor disputes. 4/3/2022