On Sept. 25, the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor held a markup on H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize, or PRO, Act. During the markup, representatives debated the merits of the bill and sought to add and remove provisions. Each amendment submitted by Democrats passed, while those submitted by Republicans failed via a party line vote.
In a letter sent to the House Committee on Education and Labor regarding the markup, ABC encouraged members of the committee to oppose the PRO Act, as the bill 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.
Additionally, the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace submitted a letter to the committee in opposition to the legislation. In June, ABC joined with 147 signatories from various sectors of the economy and regions of the country in sending a CDW letter to the U.S. House of Representatives outlining the most egregious provisions of the bill, its infringements on the rights of employees and employers alike, and the negative repercussions it would have on the economy as a whole.
ABC opposes the PRO Act and will continue to provide updates in Newsline as it moves through the legislative process in the U.S. House of Representatives.