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July 29, 2019

Coalition For A Democratic Workplace Testifies On Union-Backed Legislation

Last Thursday, July 25, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), which MSCI is a member of, provided testimony before the U.S. House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions regarding H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

As Connecting the Dots has reported, the PRO Act contains more than one dozen provisions designed to increase organized labor’s power at the expense of employees, gig economy workers, small businesses, franchisees and entrepreneurs. CDW has argued the PRO Act would make sweeping changes that undermine business models that have allowed the economy to flourish.

The testimony, which is available here, argued, “Our nation’s labor laws are not broken, and Congress should not make radical changes.” Because the bill is a priority for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the House Education and Labor Committee likely will vote on the legislation this fall.

The CDW encourages businesses of all sizes to reach out to their members of Congress and let them know the PRO Act will impact their operations. Click here to find information for your member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The coalition will release a grassroots toolkit in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to Connecting the Dots for more information.

Click here for a recent CDW op-ed outlining the coalition’s concerns about this legislation.