Federal Spotlight: House Passes Anti-business PRO Act
February 20, 2020
The U.S. House recently approved the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO). The anti-jobs legislation, which passed 224-191 mostly along party lines, rewrites several of the nation’s labor laws to favor unions. It would make it practically impossible for states to enforce right-to-work laws, make it easier for workers to join unions, implement “card check,” make it more challenging for employers to classify workers as independent contractors, allow the National Labor Relations Board to impose significant fines on employers and more. The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, of which ABI is a partner, and several other business groups lobbied heavily against the legislation. Though the bill was approved by the lower chamber, the U.S. Senate is highly unlikely to consider this bill this year.