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PRO Act is a Threat to Georgia’s Economy

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The Newnan Times-Herald The Georgia Chamber of Commerce represents over 47,000 businesses employing over 2.5 million Georgians across 500 business sectors and all counties of the Peach State.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 300,000 direct members and indirectly represents the interests of more than 3 million businesses and professional organizations of every size, in every economic sector, and from every region of the country.

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We know Georgia business.

And we know public policy that will hurt Georgia businesses and their workers when we see it. That is the case with a piece of federal legislation called the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or the PRO Act. Let’s make one thing clear – we support the right of Georgia workers to form or participate in a union if they so choose. However, the PRO Act would alter Georgia’s workplaces beyond recognition, giving union organizers and federal bureaucrats new powers over employers and their employees. We believe the PRO Act would make it more expensive for Georgia employers to conduct business and would cost thousands of Georgia workers their jobs.

Consider one provision of the PRO Act that would nullify Georgia’s 75-year-old right-to-work law. […]

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