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Palazzo Opposes PRO Act in House

Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021, which forces workers into one-size-fits-all union contracts and aims to end states' right-to-work laws. 

"The PRO Act is a bill written to cater to union bosses and stifle workers' rights while forcing hard-working Americans into paying for union dues, even if they don't want to be part of the union. The bill will also hurt the thousands of small businesses still working to recover from devastating impacts from the pandemic. I believe in and support right-to-work laws and cannot support the PRO Act."

Mississippi is one of 27 right-to-work states, and Palazzo, a former small business owner, believes in the right to work without being forced to become a union-dues-paying member.

Showing his support for right-to-work laws, Palazzo is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1275, a bill that preserves and protects the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations or to refrain from such activities.

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