Stop The PRO Act
Unions and their allies are promoting a bill that would destabilize America’s workplaces and impose a long list of dangerous changes to labor law.
A proposal, called the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (S. 420/H.R. 842), is a litany of almost every failed idea from the past 30 years of labor policy.
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.
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The PRO Act as introduced in the 117th Congress and passed by the House includes a number of new provisions that were not in the original bill. Members of Congress who co-sponsored the PRO Act in the 116th Congress should not feel bound to co-sponsor a different bill.
Read more about the PRO Act’s harmful provisions and contact your Senators to tell them to Stop the PRO Act.
- Sep 13, 2021House Budget Proposals Include Labor & Employment Policies The week of September 6, House committees began releasing text covering their respective issue areas under the budget reconciliation process. In particular, proposals emerged from the House Ways and Means and the House Education and Labor Committees. Observers of labor policy believe these proposals have, to at least some degree, undergone a “preconference” process with the corresponding Senate committees.
- Sep 13, 2021Wall Street Journal: Congressional Democrats Want to Weaponize Federal Labor Law By Michael J. Lotito and Glenn SpencerSept. 12, 2021 4:24 pm ET
- Jul 20, 2021The Hill: Labor's Legislative Overreach Originally published in The HIll, July 20, 2021 The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) this week plans to hold a hearing on a piece of legislation that, while little known outside the beltway, would have a dramatic and negative impact on workers, employers, and the economy. It would upend over 85 years of labor law and seriously damage the recovery currently underway.
- Jul 01, 2021PRO Act Poll Reveals Bill’s Unpopularity As this blog has observed on more than a few occasions, labor leaders and their allies in Congress have developed a bill that would fundamentally rewrite American labor law to tilt the field in favor of unions, which are desperate to reverse a sixty-five year decline in membership.
- Jun 22, 2021All You Need is One Occasionally, a random comment can reveal a little bit more perhaps than the one who made it intended. That could be said of a recent statement by the acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Peter Sung Ohr, as he discussed the ongoing organizing campaign at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, facility.
- Jun 14, 2021Richmond Times-Dispatch: The PRO Act has many cons for businesses and workers By Barry DuVal. Originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 14, 2021.
- Jun 07, 2021Anchorage Daily News: Alaskans don’t want California’s failed policies Originally published in the Anchorage Daily News, June 6, 2021 By Alicia Siira, Joe Michel, Rebecca Logan, and Kati Capozzi
- May 28, 2021Lake Havasu News: Lisa Krueger: PRO Act should be a NO act This article was originally published in the Lake Havasu News, May 28, 2021 The Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce was proud to sign a state-wide letter thanking US Senators Krysten Sinema and Mark Kelly for NOT co-sponsoring the PRO Act (Protecting the Right to Organize Bill).
- May 20, 2021Union-Free Doesn’t Mean Worry-Free: Why Every Business Should Care about the PRO Act For the last couple of years, this blog has written numerous times about the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which is the wish list of onerous policies that labor unions and their allies hope to pass. Their objective is to hamstring employers and facilitate union organizing efforts in the hope that it will help labor unions reverse a 65-year downward membership trend.
- May 19, 2021Tucson Opinion: The PRO Act is a threat to Arizona's economy Published in the Arizona Daily Star (www.tuscon.com) By Amber Smith and Neil Bradley Special to the Arizona Daily Star May 19, 2021 The following is the opinion and analysis of the writers: The most consequential legislation you have never heard of is a quiet threat to Arizona’s economy.