The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) fails to provide crucial protections for workers alleging retaliation for exercising their rights: Comparing NLRA provisions with other laws and the PRO Act

Provision Under the NLRA Under other anti-retaliation/whistleblower laws Under the PRO Act
Compensatory damages for workers who are illegally fired for exercising their rights No Yes Yes
Preliminary reinstatement of workers while their cases are pending No (unless 10(j) injunction, which is rare) Yes Yes
Private right of action to pursue case if agency refuses or is slow to act No Yes Yes

Source: Authors' analysis of workers' anti-retaliation/whistleblower laws.

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