Coalition Sends Letter to Congress Opposing the PRO Act
Washington, D.C. – On September 16, a coalition of groups and activists led by Americans for Tax Reform sent a letter to Congress urging them to reject the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The group of over 60 entities highlighted the negative impact the bill’s various policy objectives will have on the economy and on workers’ rights.
Specifically, the signatories criticized the bill for implementing various Obama-era labor policies that were opposed on a bipartisan basis in Congress, struck down by federal courts, and/or rejected by the agencies charged with implementing them. As identified by the signatories, the bill would codify into law the Browning-Ferris Industries joint-employer standard, eliminate Right-to-Work protections, make it nearly impossible to be an independent contractor (and thereby threaten burgeoning sectors of the economy, such as the gig economy), and force ambush unionization elections on workers and employers alike.
While CDW did not sign onto the letter, we applaud their efforts to halt this disastrous bill from moving forward. More information on the PRO Act can be found here.