On March 9th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a radical measure that upends decades of established labor law in order to fulfill practically all of Big Labor’s lengthy anti-employer legislative wish list. The proposal – known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act – even weakens workers’ rights.
The bill undermines the right to a private ballot during union elections; forces employers to turn over to unions their workers’ personal contact information – including cell phone numbers and home addresses – even if an employee objects; and inhibits workers from decertifying a union they grow to oppose.
Additionally, this bill will encourage unfair lawsuits, stifle employers’ right to communicate with their workforce during union elections and force an unrealistic standard for hiring independent contractors that will also hurt free-lancers and gig workers.
Unfortunately, several members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation voted “Yes”: Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick; Brendan Boyle; Dwight Evans; Madeleine Dean; Mary Gay Scanlon; Chrissy Houlahan; Susan Wild; Matt Cartwright; Conor Lamb and Mike Doyle.
The rest of the delegation stood with Pennsylvania employers: Reps. Dan Meuser; Scott Perry; Lloyd Smucker; Fred Keller; John Joyce; Guy Reschenthaler; Glenn Thompson; and Mike Kelly.
We are urging Pennsylvania’s business community to reach out to their Congressional representative, to convey disappointment to those that voted for the bill and appreciation to those that voted against. Send an e-mail to your Representative by filling out the form on this page! Click here to send an e-mail to your Representative today!