April 5, 2021

White House Calls For Passage Of PRO Act, Which MSCI Opposes

As part of the infrastructure plan he outlined last week, President Joe Biden urged Congress to pass  the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a piece of legislation that MSCI and many business trade associations strongly oppose.

Congress is moving closer to taking that action. The U.S. House already has passed the legislation and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has publicly stated he will bring the bill up for a vote on the Senate floor once it has 50 cosponsors. (Currently, the legislation has 45 cosponsors.)

As Connecting the Dots has reported, this bill might be the most pro-labor piece of legislation to be considered in Congress in decades. It would impose policies that were rejected by the judicial system, opposed on a bipartisan basis in previous sessions of Congress, and/or abandoned by the agencies asked to enforce them.

MSCI opposes the bill and has asked that its members use this portal to send a message to U.S. senators requesting that they vote against the PRO Act if it comes before the upper chamber of Congress for a vote. 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 review similar information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) and here to watch a television ad from USCC that discusses the PRO Act.