On July 12, the Institute for the American Worker released a new report highlighting the impact of the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize, or PRO Act, on millions of America’s workers. The report also notes how compulsory dues reduce the responsiveness of unions to their members and make it harder for unionized workers to receive effective representation from their unions. The report further confirms ABC’s concerns that the PRO Act would result in fewer jobs and reduced opportunities for America’s workers through abolishing state’s right-to-work laws that attract employers and encourage economic growth.
The ABC-opposed PRO Act passed the House on March 9 by a vote of 225-206 and currently has 47 supporters in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has pledged to hold a floor vote on the PRO Act if it can gain 50 co-sponsors and President Biden continues to push for enacting the PRO Act into law.