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September 12, 2017
CONTACT: Ryan Williams
202-677-7060

 

Workforce Fairness Institute Launches Congressional Scorecard

Online Grading System Serves As Means To Ensure Lawmakers Stand Up For Workers & Oppose Government Intrusion In Workplaces

 

Washington, D.C. – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today announced that it has launched a Congressional scorecard for the purpose of ensuring federal elected officials are standing up for worker freedom and against government intrusion in workplaces across the country.  The scorecard reflects WFI’s organizational commitment to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace and how they are being addressed on Capitol Hill.

 

The scorecard will be updated routinely based on legislative activity in the U.S. House and Senate.  Each Member of Congress will receive a score at the conclusion of the current session and will continue to be scored based on co-sponsorships and votes on key legislation affecting the American workplace.

 

“The Workforce Fairness Institute’s Congressional Scorecard is an effort to reverse the mess of the last decade, bring the law back into balance and foster measures that will make workplace democracy a reality, while also protecting the legitimate interests of employers and unions,” said Heather Greenaway, spokesperson for the Workforce Fairness Institute.  “This tool will be the means by which workers and businesses, whose interests have been ignored, are able to measure whether their elected officials in Washington simply talk the talk or actually walk the walk.  It’s incumbent upon our elected officials to promote good policy and roll back bad policy, fostering a regulatory environment where workers’ freedoms are protected and the businesses that hire them can thrive.”

 

To access the WFI scorecard, click here.

 

The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace.  To learn more, please visit: http://www.workforcefairness.com.

To schedule an interview with a Workforce Fairness Institute representative, please contact Ryan Williams at (202) 677-7060.

 

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Tell Congress: Stop the PRO Act

WFI is working to prevent passage of the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act)—a wholesale labor reform package that takes the current careful balance of labor rules and tips it greatly in the favor of labor bosses and forced collective bargaining.

The PRO Act robs workers of the right to a secret ballot to form a union, forces union contracts on workers without a vote of approval, and expose workers’ personal contact information to union bosses seeking to organize a workplace. And that’s just the start.

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WFI Key Vote Letter: Opposition to PRO Act

— 02.10.2020 —
Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy: On behalf of the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI), I am writing to share our organization’s vehement opposition to H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). WFI has serious concerns with the broad, overreaching nature of this legislation and the many ways in which it would undermine worker freedom and privacy, while simultaneously threatening businesses and entire industries that keep America’s economy thriving. Please note that WFI will include votes on the PRO Act and its amendments on our Congressional Labor Scorecard, which scores and ranks legislators based on their activity associated with workplace issues. WFI was established to fight for American employees and employers as well as our entire economy. We believe in worker empowerment, the right of workers to be fully informed of the options available for worker-involvement in the workplace, and the right to freely choose whether to organize or not. No individual or group – government, a union or an employer – should be able to intimidate or restrict workers’ in exercising these rights. In an attempt to boost flailing union membership at the expense of workers’ rights, the PRO Act would upend decades of established U.S. labor law and institute myriad anti-employee and anti-employer policies that have already been soundly rejected—by Congress, various federal agencies, or the courts. Among its most blatant affronts to workers’ rights, the PRO Act would eliminate the right to a secret ballot when determining whether to unionize and enforce a “card check” system, exposing workers to the potential for harassment, intimidation, and coercion. The PRO Act would also enforce binding arbitration in union negotiations by a government- appointed bureaucrat; repeal and eliminate right-to-work laws in 27 states, force workers to fund union activities regardless of whether they support them; and threaten the ability of individuals to operate as independent contractors, eliminating traditional economic and employment opportunities and threatening the independence and flexibility of the emerging gig economy. On top of all that, the PRO Act would force all workers’ personal and home contact information to be provided to a union during organizing campaigns – in an electronic, searchable format no less, with no limit on what a union can do with that information. WFI believes in advancing sensible policies that protect and preserve the rights of both employees and employers, and we welcome the opportunity to work with legislators who also support these efforts. However, the PRO Act does not achieve these goals and would instead threaten the rights of both while jeopardizing our entire economy. WFI urges members of the House to strongly oppose the PRO Act. Sincerely, Heather Greenaway Executive Director Workforce Fairness Institute See the letter here.
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