14 Republican attorney generals want the U.S. Senate to stop the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, or PRO Act, from becoming law.
The legislation, adopted by the House, would help level the playing field for workers who wish to join a union by imposing real penalties on employers who interfere workers’ organizing rights.
The attorney generals wrote a letter to Senate leaders urging them to vote no on the bill. The letter states, in part:
“A majority of states have laws that protect someone’s right to work without being forced to join a labor union. This bill would negate those laws and make it much easier to force employees to join unions and pay dues in order to keep their jobs. Coercion to join a labor union is reprehensible and should not be tolerated in any way, shape, or form . . .
Accordingly, we respectfully urge Congress not to enact the PRO Act, particularly those provisions negating the right-to-work laws.”
The 14 attorney generals who signed the letter are:
Steve Marshall, Alabama
Ashley Moody, Florida
Chris Carr, Georgia
Lawrence Wasden, Idaho
Derek Schmidt, Kansas
Daniel Cameron, Kentucky
Jeff Landry, Louisiana
Lynn Fitch, Mississippi
Eric S. Schmitt, Missouri
Douglas Peterson, Nebraska
Mike Hunter, Oklahoma
Alan Wilson, South Carolina
Sean Reyes, Utah
Patrick Morrissey, West Virginia