PRINCE WILLIAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STATEMENT ON SENATE COMMITTEEE HEARING ON PRO ACT from 7/22/2021

Local Leaders Say Legislation Threatens To Setback Commonwealth’s Growing Economic And Hurt Workers

Manassas, VA – The Prince William Chamber of Commerce released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

The following statement is attributable to Marty Nohe, President, Appliance Connection, Treasurer and Chair for Government Affairs Committee for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.

“The hearing last week showed why businesses and workers across the Commonwealth should be alarmed about the PRO Act and its impact on our growing economy and strong workforce.”

Marty Nohe continued, “The PRO Act would permanently harm our state’s economy by repealing right-to-work protections, forcing Virginians to pay union dues as a condition of employment, which especially impacts the ability for small and local businesses to operate and will hurt our ability to continue recruiting businesses to the region.”

“One survey showed that Virginia voters are deeply concerned about the impact the PRO Act would have on them. Nearly eight and 10 voters are concerned about repealing Virginia’s right-to-work law and seven in 10 voters are concerned about its impact on worker privacy and independent contractors,” stated Mr. Nohe.

“We are thankful for Senator Warner’s continued support of Virginia’s businesses and workers by not supporting the PRO Act,” Marty Nohe concluded.  

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About the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our diverse membership, representing nearly 70,000 employees we work to create an environment where business and people thrive. To accomplish this, we focus our efforts in the key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, education and community outreach. In this way, we are building a solid foundation for the success of our business members and our community. For more information, visit our website at www.pwchamber.org or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.

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