Congress Must Reject Radical, Economically Destructive PRO Act
Washington, DC – Today, House and Senate Democrats announced plans to reintroduce on February 28 the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a bill that would limit employees’ right to secret ballots, greatly diminished opportunities for those who operate or wish to operate a franchise business, and completely eliminate many pathways to self employment and opportunities for gig work.
The following statement can be attributed to Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Chair Kristen Swearingen:
“The PRO Act is a naked attempt to increase union membership at the expense of employees’ rights to privacy and association, employers’ constitutional right to free speech and opportunities for small businesses. We are disappointed members of Congress are willing to cater to union demands for legislation that clearly threatens the livelihoods of small business owners and is an open attack on the franchise and self employment business models that have fueled innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation.
“Simply put, the PRO Act would be a disaster. Congress should immediately reject this legislation and protect the rights of workers and employers across the nation.”