Protecting the Right to Organize Act Threatens to Destroy American Businesses

Washington, D.C. – On May 8, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. In response to the introduction of the legislation, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace released the following statement from Chair Kristen Swearingen:

“The PRO Act tramples on employee rights and ignores the consequences of dangerous policies on our economy. CDW urges Congress to emphatically and unequivocally reject this bill.

“In an attempt to increase union membership at any cost, this bill would make radical changes to well-established law, diminish employees’ rights to privacy and association, destroy businesses, and threaten entire industries that have fueled innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation. CDW strongly opposes this bill.”

In a letter to the House Subcommittee, CDW clearly lays out its concerns with this comprehensive – and all-consuming – piece of legislation. Learn more at

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The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is composed of over 600 organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry. CDW members are joined by their mutual concern over actions by the National Labor Relations Board, which threaten entrepreneurs, other employers, employees and economic growth.