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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In the world of labor and employment policy, it is a well-known fact that organized labor has been hemorrhaging members for the past 65 years, and labor leaders have sought innumerable ways to reverse that trend. Since peaking at roughly 35% of the workforce in the 1950s, union membership has steadily declined. In 2018, it stood at just 10.5% of the workforce, with a mere 6.4% membership rate in the private sector.
Christian Josi, veteran of international center-right politics penned this Op-Ed to Townhall.com urging action on the PRO Act.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reportedly weighed in on the organizing campaign at an Amazon facility that has been in the headlines in recent months. Unsurprisingly, the senator offered his support for the union hoping to represent roughly 6,000 Amazon employees working at the company’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, and his remarks under
Here are some of the most pressing questions and answers about how the PRO Act attacks independent contracting.
As this blog has noted on numerous occasions, Congress is considering a piece of legislation that would radically re-write American labor law and undermine freelancers and other independent contractors.
The U.S. House of Representatives on March 9 passed H.R. 842, better known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, for the second year in a row.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act, H.R. 842), which today passed the House of Representatives. The bill would force employees to pay union dues regardless of whether they support a union, threaten private ballots in union elections, and strip workers of their independent contractor classification.
Virginia Chamber The Voice of Business March 8, 2021 Dear Members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation:
March 5, 202 1 Arizona Congressional DelegationHouse and Senate Office BuildingsWashington, D.C. 20 515 Dear Arizona Congressional Delegation Members, The undersigned chambers of commerce congratulate you on and thank you for yourcontinued leadership in supporting Arizona’s business community through out thepandemic. The purpose of this letter is to express our opposition to the Protecting theRight to Organize (PRO) Act.
March 4, 202 1 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Kevin McCarthySpeaker Minority LeaderU.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of RepresentativesH-222, U.S. Capitol H-204, U.S. CapitolWashington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy :