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Democrats’ #PROUnionBosses Act: What They’re Saying

House Democrats will vote later today on H.R. 2474, the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. At the expense of worker rights and economic freedom, H.R. 2474 contains dozens of harmful provisions. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what others are saying:

The PRO Act would harm the economy in myriad ways by enacting a slew of harmful labor policies…”U.S. Chamber of Commerce


“Many of these ideas have been rejected by the judicial system, opposed on a bipartisan basis in Congress, and abandoned by agencies asked to enforce them.”American Hotel and Lodging Association


At its core, this proposed legislation would erode the rights of America’s workers by stripping them of their privacy and their freedom of choice.” –National Association of Manufacturers


“H.R. 2474 would drastically reshape the construction industry and America’s workplaces by stripping employees and employers of their constitutionally protected rights…”Associated Builders and Contractors


“…by inserting a new “ABC test” into the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the PRO Act could substantially diminish opportunities for Americans to earn money flexibly through the sharing economy.Internet Association


“…would eradicate the franchise business model, which…employ over 7 million individuals and contribute $674.4 billion of economic output to the U.S. economy.International Franchise Association


“…create[s] the potential for substantial economic disruption by eliminating decades long checks on abusive activities by union leaders.” –Retail Industry Leaders Association


 “…especially harmful for the 90 percent of restaurants that are small and locally owned businesses, which serve as cornerstones of every community...” –National Restaurant Association


“…strips away many [workers] rights and privacies while expanding opportunities to coerce law-abiding employers, thereby hurting the economy…” Associated General Contractors of America


“…undermines worker freedom and privacy, while simultaneously threatening businesses and entire industries that keep America’s economy thriving.”Workforce Fairness Institute


“…destroy businesses, and threaten entire industries that have fueled innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation.Coalition for a Democratic Workplace


“Yet, in the pursuit of expedience for union organizing, H.R. 2474 proposes policy changes that disrupt labor-management relations while egregiously impacting the HR profession.”Society for Human Resource Management


“…could drastically reduce consumer’s ability to access high quality advice for their insurance and retirement security needs.” American Council of Life Insurers


“…these provisions will stifle entrepreneurship and competition in the home building industry.” National Association of Home Builders