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 would take away private ballots in union elections, allow unions to picket and boycott a company's clients and contractors, and fire workers who choose not to join a union.
Take Action on the PRO Act
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.
House leaders reportedly promised that the PRO Act will be brought to the floor for a vote within the coming weeks.
According to a recent article, progressives and unions are getting frustrated that the Protecting the Right to Organize Act seems delayed.
This paper highlights the major changes to the established framework of labor and employment relations that organized labor has in mind with the PRO Act. While it is unlikely to become law in the current Congress, the PRO Act is a harbinger of things to come if the political winds shift in 2020.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes H.R. 2474, the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act.”
On May 2, Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee rolled out a bill that would radically rewrite American labor law.