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American workers: Don’t let Congress define your career

Mar 9, 2021 by AFP

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the “Protecting the Right to Organize” (PRO) Act.

It isn’t the first time. Each year since 2018, some member of Congress has introduced the PRO Act, and the House passed it along partisan lines in 2019.

Americans for Prosperity full supports the ability of workers to choose with whom they associate and who speaks on their behalf.

But the PRO Act, referred to as one of the worst bills in Congress earlier this year, would upend more than 70 years of established labor law and do irreparable harm at a time when the American economy can least afford it.

The PRO Act would undermine the rights and interests of workers, employers, and the public by:

  • Invalidating right-to-work laws enacted in 27 states
  • Restricting the ability of millions of people to work as independent contractors
  • Infringing on the privacy of workers
  • Repealing the ban on secondary boycotts
  • Eliminating franchising and contractor-subcontractor relationships as we know them
  • Slanting organizing efforts heavily in favor of unions
  • Forcing labor negotiations to be settled through binding arbitrations
  • Eliminating client-attorney privilege

Details about how the PRO Act would harm American workers can be found in the following resource from Americans for Prosperity:

Download a copy of this document and take action to urge your lawmaker to oppose the PRO Act.