Unemployment is at a 50-year low. Wage growth is incredibly strong, with the lowest-wage earners experiencing twice the average gains. The number of discouraged workers plummeted more than 25% over the past year as favorable work opportunities opened up for them.
The PRO Act threatens all of those gains at the expense of benefiting union bosses who send hundreds of millions of dollars to liberal causes and politicians each year.
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.
“While the press and public have not given the PRO Act much attention, the bill deserves increased scrutiny as it would fundamentally change U.S. labor law and impose significant costs on our economy….The bill’s provisions are a compilation of prior, mostly failed legislative initiatives, many of which faced bipartisan opposition, and regulatory actions that have been rejected by courts or subsequently revoked or modified for other reasons.
“To date, the PRO Act represents the most blatant attack on established labor law.”
“If enacted, it would make significant changes to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and other laws that would undermine worker freedom and threaten worker privacy when deciding whether to unionize, while also hurting businesses and threatening entire industries and sectors that keep America’s economy thriving.”
“The PRO Act is little more than a power grab by organized labor, which has seen its share of the workforce steadily fall over the years. It would undermine the economy, hamstring employers, and weaken worker free choice.”
Under the PRO Act, when discussing unionization, unions get unfettered access to employees while employers are restricted from making their case against unionization. This essentially limits the ability of employees and employers to build relationships and have open and honest dialog about workplace interactions. Numerous surveys and studies show that, while compensation and benefits are important to employee satisfaction, culture, leadership quality, and communication and relationships with supervisors’ matter too, and the PRO Act will make it more difficult for employees and employers to create positive work cultures that are mutually beneficial.
“H.R. 2474 would drastically reshape the construction industry and America’s workplaces by stripping employees and employers of their constitutionally protected rights and hand power over to politically powerful union bosses.”
The PRO Act “contains many provisions that strip workers of essential rights” as well as “tramples on rights and ignores the consequences of dangerous
policies on our economy.”