CWF in Townhall

Posted by Olivia Grady on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at 11:24 am - Permalink

Today, Townhall published an article by Senior Fellow Olivia Grady. The article, “The PRO Act Is Pro Big Labor, Not Pro Worker,” is about how harmful the Protecting the Right to Organize Act would be if it ever became law:

“While President Donald Trump and Republican members in Congress promote policies that have led to the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is getting ready to vote on one of the most harmful pieces of legislation to American workers in recent years.

This legislation is known as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act or PRO Act. Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the bill (H.R. 2474) on May 2, 2019.

The PRO Act has many harmful provisions for American workers. Many of these provisions would codify Obama-era regulations that led to high unemployment, and other provisions would implement failed policies that states like California have tried. The PRO Act would also help labor union bosses. 

One of the most radical provisions in the PRO Act would actually force employers to turn over the contact information (such as home addresses, cell phone and landline numbers, and email addresses) of their employees to labor unions without the employees’ consent. This is a clear violation of the privacy of these workers. In addition, labor unions could use the information improperly or sell the information to other parties…”

To read the entire article, please click here.