2-8-21: Take Action to Oppose the PRO Act
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Last Thursday, the misleadingly-named Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was reintroduced in Congress. While this legislation claims to help workers, it will have a detrimental impact on an employee’s right to free choice and privacy and an employer’s ability to effectively manage its operations regardless of whether it is a union or open shop firm.
Among the dozens of drastic changes to established labor law, the following are the most significant:
· Threatens workers’ absolute right to a free, fair, and secret union ballot
· Forces employers to turn over employees' private, personal information to unions
· Allow intermittent strikes and slowdowns that could devastate jobsite progress and production
· Eliminates “secondary boycott” protections
· Strips away employees’ Right-to-Work protections
· Codifies the “quickie” election rules
· Expands joint employer liability
· Establishes an overly restrictive independent contractor test
Taken together, many of these extreme changes will be disruptive to both union and non-union employers. We need to tell members of Congress and Senators Feinstein and Padilla to oppose this anti-worker, anti-privacy, and anti-recovery legislation. Click on the "Take Action" button to send them that message.
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