Lawmakers Monday are discussing a bill that would scrap the right-to-work laws across the country. These laws give you the right-to-work for a company without being forced to join a union. You can still choose to join and pay dues, but you don’t have to.
But now Democrats are proposing a Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. States wouldn’t be allowed to have right-to-work laws—27 states have them right now—workers could be forced to join unions, and many independent contractors would now be classified as employees, even if they prefer to be their own boss. Supporters of the bill say it will protect workers and unions. They claim some workers benefit from unions without paying dues.
Others are calling it an anti-freedom bill.
In an interview with Wayne Winegarden, who just published a study on government regulation of the gig economy in California, NTD asked him why the bill is anti-freedom.