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Republican Attorneys General are not pro-PRO Act, Warn It Will Undermine Right-to-Work State Laws

  • A group of 14 Republican AGs, led by South Carolina AG Alan Wilson, sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging them not to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (“PRO Act”).
  • The letter argues that the bill would undermine state right-to-work laws by rewriting key provisions of the National Labor Relations Act and would increase the likelihood that employees will be coerced into joining unions and pay dues in order to keep their jobs.
  • The letter identifies certain provisions of the PRO Act as being of particular concern, including an imposition of a federally-promulgated test to distinguish employees from independent contractors, the legalization of secondary boycotts by unions, and a mandate for employers to turn over employee contact information to unions without employee consent.