The “PRO Act” is Just the Gateway to Sectoral Bargaining

National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix recently wrote on Op-ed for RealClear Markets on how the “PRO Act” is only the first step toward Sectoral Bargaining.

Here’s a snippet:

For years, Big Labor officials and their allies in academia have been dreaming up ways to eliminate the issue of worker dissent entirely. Forget going workplace-by-workplace or company-by-company trying to persuade workers to join a union. That only creates opportunities to for them to say no. Instead, the union advocates argue, unions should get monopolies over entire industries.

A plan for establishing industry monopolies was outlined in a Harvard University report described as “the product of a nearly two-year effort to elicit the best ideas from a broad array of participants” that included representatives from the AFL-CIO, SEIU, CWA, AFSCME, UFCW, and Teamsters unions:

“When a worker organization has a membership of 5000 workers in a sector or 10 percent of the workers in a sector (whichever number is lower), the Secretary of Labor will—upon request of the worker organization—establish a sectoral bargaining panel for the sector… Sectoral bargaining agreements will become binding on all firms and all workers in the sector…”

You heard that right. Under their plan, the federal government will hand over control of entire industries to union bosses with support from just a tiny fraction of the workers who would be impacted. It’s not just an academic theory: Self-described “union guy” Joe Biden promised to explore “sectoral bargaining” in his 2020 campaign platform.

Mark Mix, in RealClear Markets

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