April 12, 2021

More Tools To Weigh In Against PRO Act

As Connecting the Dots reported last week, President Joe Biden threw his support behind the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would bring the bill to the floor once the legislation had 50 cosponsors. (It now has 44.)

The business community, including MSCI, strongly opposes this legislation and is creating tools to help companies make their voices heard on the matter. MSCI urges its members to join these efforts. Click here to check out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new social media toolkit with sample social media post language, custom graphics (including state-specific graphics), sample letter to members of Congress, sample letter to the editor, and more. Then, join the conversation by using the hashtag #StoptheProAct and tagging @USChamber and @MSCITweets in posts.

In addition to joining the conversation on social media, help drive emails and phone calls into U.S. Senate offices by using USCC’s one-click advocacy tool. Click here to find that tool. Individuals also use this portal to send a message to U.S. senators requesting that they vote against the PRO Act. Finally,

To learn more about the PRO Act and ways to take action against it, visit StopthePROAct.com.

As a reminder, the PRO Act would:

  • Effectively overturn right-to-work laws in 27 states
  • Allow the firing of workers who opt of out paying unwanted union dues
  • Strip independent contractors of flexible work arrangements and kill earning opportunities
  • Abolish secret ballots and threaten worker privacy in favor of “card check” voting, where union organizers demand that individual workers publicly sign a card in favor of the union.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace has assembled a grassroots toolkit that includes a fact sheet explaining the bill, a video outlining the provisions of the legislation, and sample letter to send to members of Congress. As a reminder, MSCI has signed letters organized by the CDW and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) opposing the legislation. NAM also has assembled a fact sheet and grassroots materials to help organizations that want to speak out against the PRO Act. Click here to watch a television ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that discusses the PRO Act.