Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
President and CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
May 10, 2022
The op-ed below was originally published in the Augusta CEO on May 4, 2022.
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce represents over 47,000 businesses employing over 2.5 million Georgians across 500 business sectors and all counties of the Peach State, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 300,000 direct members and indirectly represents the interests of more than three million businesses and professional organizations of every size, in every economic sector, and from every region of the country.
We know Georgia business.
And we know public policy that will hurt Georgia businesses and their workers when we see it. That is the case with a piece of federal legislation called the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or the PRO Act. Let's make one thing clear - we support the right of Georgia workers to form or participate in a union if they so choose. However, the PRO Act would alter Georgia's workplaces beyond recognition, giving union organizers and federal bureaucrats new powers over employers and their employees. We believe the PRO Act will make it more expensive for Georgia employers to conduct business and will cost thousands of Georgia workers their jobs.
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About the authors
Spencer oversees the Chamber’s work on immigration, retirement security, traditional labor relations, human trafficking, wage hour and worker safety issues, EEOC matters, and state labor and employment law.