America is experiencing record unemployment, robust economic growth and historically strong wage increases thanks to the pro-growth policies of President Donald Trump. These trends are the same in South Carolina, and we should be proud of that.
Given these encouraging trends, the last thing we should do is introduce expansive and disruptive new laws that would undermine our nationwide economic prosperity. Unfortunately, however, the Democrats in Congress have other ideas.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is at it again and Democratic presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren are all with her. Last week, the Democrat-led House of Representatives passed a bill designed solely to empower the Democrats’ Big Labor allies.
The House passes the most sweeping pro-union bill since the Wagner Act.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bring to the House floor H.R. 2474, which would do just that.
The U.S. economy is thriving, and restaurants continue to be an industry of opportunity — whether it is providing a first job, a second chance after incarceration or a job change, a flexible family-friendly income or a stable and advancing career. But the opportunity millions seek in our industry is at risk because of a special interest bill soon expecting a vote in the House of Representatives.
Union contractors might assume from the description and title that they would not be opposed to the [PRO Act]… However, the PRO Act does not just address union organizing, it goes much, much further and if enacted will have serious consequences for union contractors in the construction industry.
Vivacity Sportswear could not meet our customers’ needs without vital partnerships with independent contractors… these partnerships are under assault thanks to a bill in Congress that seeks to completely blow up my business model and so many others by making it harder for individuals to work independently. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act — or PRO Act for short – is being pushed by union lobbyists and includes more than 30 controversial provisions, all of which would make it harder for small businesses like mine to survive.
It is unfortunate that labor issues are so controversial in the United States. All too often these issues, particularly in Washington, are framed as pitting workers against employers… This division will be on full display when the union-backed H.R. 2474, The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), is brought to the House floor.
Politicians constantly talk about how they are “pro-jobs.” But you cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business, nor can you be pro-jobs and anti-worker. An upcoming vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will provide a clear litmus test of which members truly care about creating jobs and protecting workers’ rights.