Backgrounder

EXPLAINER: What is the Protecting the Right to Organize Act?

by F. Vincent Vernuccio, President and Founder of Institute for the American Worker
In partnership with the State Policy Network

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 842)1 is a large controversial bill being considered by Congress that would overturn worker freedom throughout the country, stifle independent workers’ ability to support their families, harm small business, and add additional burdens to job creators—among many other troubling provisions.

This guide breaks down the many facets of the PRO Act into three sections:

• Provisions harming employees and independent workers;

• Provisions harming job creators; and

• Provisions that would simply tilt the playing field and give unions unfair advantages.

These provisions of the PRO Act would most affect private-sector employees and unions.

 

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