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On Feb. 28, congressional Democrats reintroduced the ABC-opposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act (HR 20) in the 118th Congress. The bill is a wish list of radical labor policies that would infringe on workers and employers’ rights, diminish opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners and devastate the economy. The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is leading opposition to the bill.

“The PRO Act is a naked attempt to increase union membership at the expense of employees’ rights to privacy and association, employers’ constitutional right to free speech and opportunities for small businesses,” said Kristen Swearingen, ABC vice president of legislative & political affairs and chair of CDW, in a statement. “We are disappointed members of Congress are willing to cater to union demands for legislation that clearly threatens the livelihoods of small business owners and is an open attack on the franchise and self-employment business models that have fueled innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation.

The CDW will be sending a letter to all members of Congress urging them to oppose the legislation.