Thursday, August 29, 2019

Labor Union 'Grab Bag' Bill Takes Away Worker Choice, Greases Wheels for Unions

August 27, 2019 Competitive Enterprise Institute

Workers should have the right and freedom to decide for themselves whether to join a union. But a proposed bill, the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019” (H.R. 2472), would diminish that right if passed into law, warns a new Competitive Enterprise Institute report.

“Instead of balancing the interests of workers, employers and unions, the PRO Act promotes union priorities above all else,” explained Trey Kovacs, a CEI labor policy analyst.

“The legislation is a union ‘grab bag’ bill that undermines worker privacy, provides workers little time to educate themselves on unionization, and forces individuals to pay for union representation they do not want.

“Aimed at radically overhauling labor relations law, the PRO Act eliminates state right-to-work laws, discourages flexible work arrangements and franchising, and under certain circumstances takes away workers’ right to a secret-ballot election,” said Kovacs.

The report delves into the worst provisions of the PRO Act, which would:..........To Read More...

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