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Democratic Attorneys General Voice Strong Support for the PRO Act

  • A group of 17 Democratic AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta, sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging the Senate to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (“PRO Act”), intended to strengthen unions and modernize the National Labor Relations Act.
  • The letter argues that the decline in union participation in the United States significantly contributes to the decline in real wages and working conditions for the U.S. workforce, and that the PRO Act is intended to curb abusive corporate practices designed to weaken unions and discourage labor organizing. The letter further argues that the PRO Act will help diminish inequality in the workplace, including racial and gender disparities.
  • As previously reported, a group of 14 Republican AGs, led by South Carolina AG Alan Wilson, sent a letter opposing the PRO Act, arguing that the bill would undermine state “right-to-work laws” and increase the likelihood that employees will be coerced into joining unions and pay dues in order to keep their jobs.