PRO Act Would Damage America’s WorkforceThe Senate is set to consider the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, but the deceptively named piece of legislation would do tremendous damage to many workers across the country. “The PRO Act would undermine worker rights, ensnare employers in unrelated labor disputes, disrupt the economy, and force individual Americans to pay union dues regardless of their wishes,” according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Among the many harmful provisions included in the PRO Act are:
- Would remove private ballots in union elections
- Would force employers to fire workers who choose not to join a union
- Makes it more difficult for a worker to demonstrate they are an independent contractor, limiting their earning opportunities
- Eliminates right-to-work laws
- Would make it harder and in some cases impossible for workers to decertify an unwanted union
The PRO Act would also implement a national version of California’s failed “ABC test”, which led to countless independent contractors losing work and was so unpopular that several provisions of the legislation were overturned by voters less than a year later. As we recover from the economic devastation brought on by COVID-19, we need more flexible options for workers, not additional mandates that limit opportunities.
Fill out this webform to tell your Senator that you support workers and disagree with the PRO Act’s harmful provisions.
Visit the U.S. Chamber website to learn more about #StopthePROAct and utilize the sample letters, graphics, and social media posts provided by the U.S. Chamber here.