U.S. Chamber Statement on How the PRO Act Would Negatively Impact the Workforce and Economy

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Employment Policy Glenn Spencer released the following statement today detailing the negative effects the PRO Act would have on America’s workforce and economy.

“The PRO Act is bad for workers, employers, and the economy. The bill includes a number of anti-worker and economically harmful provisions that would force employers to hand over personal information about employees without their consent, restrict flexible work arrangements, penalize productive and beneficial business relationships, and undermine private ballot elections.”

The PRO Act would also effectively force employers to fire workers who choose not to pay union dues, and allow unions to strike, picket, and boycott a company’s clients, suppliers, and contractors. This is not only disruptive to businesses but also impacts separate employers that have nothing to do with a labor dispute.

 “The PRO Act is not a solution to balancing worker protections and economic growth.”