Scott Statement on PRO Act Provisions in Budget Agreement

July 14, 2021
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education & Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement reporting that key provisions from the PRO Act are included in the Senate budget agreement. 

“The Senate needs to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) Act in its entirety, but any step we can take to defend workers’ rights is meaningful. Based on past precedent, there is good reason to believe important PRO Act provisions can pass through the Budget reconciliation process, and I applaud their inclusion in the Senate Budget Committee’s agreement. 

“Under current law, the fine you pay for a parking ticket is greater than the fine companies pay for violating workers’ right to organize a union. Creating financial penalties for unlawful anti-union activity will finally deter employers from violating the law and will better protect workers’ rights. The only people who should worry about these penalties are the executives committing unfair labor practices and currently getting away with it. 

“The inclusion of key PRO Act provisions is an extremely positive development for workers across the country.”

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