(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after voting against the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (PRO Act) (H.R.2474):
“I grew up in a union household so I understand the important role unions can play in representing the rights of American workers. However, I believe that freedom of association is a fundamental right of Americans, and the PRO Act limits the ability of workers to choose whether or not they want to join a union. Additionally, this far-left piece of legislation would overturn right-to-work laws in 27 states, including Indiana, forcing workers to join a union against their will and pay millions to labor unions out of their pockets. This is simply a partisan messaging bill that is aimed at advancing the interests of union bosses, it does nothing to help advance a pro-worker agenda that would benefit the hard working Hoosiers going to work every day to provide for their families.”
American Action Forum found employers could face more than $47 billion in new annual costs if the PRO Act becomes law.