February 4, 2021

The PRO Act will radically change settled workplace policies and throw a struggling foodservice industry into chaos.
 
MCLEAN, VA., FEB 4, 2021 — Today, Senate HELP Chair Patty Murray and House Education and Labor Chair Bobby Scott reintroduced the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). The legislation would force employees to pay union dues regardless of whether they support a union, threaten private ballots in union elections, and strip workers of their independent contractor classification. The proposed changes erase a century of bipartisan consensus and balance reached by courts, regulators and lawmakers, and creates an entirely new national model for the employer-employee relationship.
 
If enacted, this bill will cripple many businesses who have been hardest hit during the pandemic. This bill is a threat to America's workers, employers, and our economy, and lawmakers should strongly oppose the legislation.

About IFDA
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $303 billion foodservice distribution industry and the 350,000 people it employs. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. every day. For more information, visit www.ifdaonline.org.
 
Contact: Meghan Cieslak, mcieslak@ifdaonline.org, 703-962-9950

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