The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a national survey on voters’ concerns with the PRO Act. The survey, which was conducted by Forbes Tate Partners, asked over 1,000 registered voters about the PRO Act and its impact on workers’ rights and small businesses. The survey proves Americans are concerned with the bill’s numerous radical provisions.
Some of the CDW’s key findings:
- Seven out of 10 voters are concerned about repealing state right-to-work protections for workers and forcing them to pay union dues or risk losing their job.
- Three out of four voters are concerned about requiring employers to turn over employees’ personal information to union organizers without the consent of the employee.
- Seven out of 10 voters are concerned the PRO Act limits the ability of individuals to work as independent contractors.
- 57 percent of voters believe that Americans should not be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
- 67 percent of voters are concerned about eliminating ‘secret ballot’ union elections.
- Nearly seven out of 10 (65 percent) voters are concerned about upending the franchise business model, turning existing owners of franchises into employees of their brand and reducing new franchise ownership opportunities.
- Only 34 percent of U.S. voters think unions should have more influence.
The CDW’s statement on the survey can be read here.
POLITICO released the following exclusive on the survey:
FIRST IN SHIFT: VOTERS WORRY ABOUT PRO ACT, BUSINESS-BACKED POLL FINDS: Some seven out of 10 voters are concerned about the Protecting the Right to Organize Act preempting state right-to-work laws, a survey out today of more than 1,000 registered voters from the employer-backed Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and conducted by the bipartisan firm Forbes Tate Partners found.
Three-quarters of voters surveyed said they are concerned about requiring employers to turn over employees’ personal information to union organizers, as the PRO Act would allow. Seven out of 10 voters are concerned the PRO Act could limit the ability of individuals to work as independent contractors. Fifty-seven percent said Americans should not be forced to join a union as a condition of employment. And 34 percent wanted unions to have more influence (though more than half of Democrats did).
The House passed the PRO Act, which would expand workers’ ability to form unions, earlier this year, but it has since stalled in the Senate. The measure only has 47 supporters in the upper chamber, well short of the 60 it would need to overcome a filibuster.
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