The PRO Act will harm Alaska workers and businesses

As Alaskans first and foremost, but also as small-business owners who’ve worked across the state in a variety of sectors, we write in opposition to the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, aka PRO Act. We do not think this complicated, overarching, and one-sided legislation represents the interests of Alaskans and would harm our economy at a time when relief is desperately needed. Our shared experience owning and operating Hutchings Auto Group in Soldotna, serving as local elected officials, and being engaged citizens provides unique perspective to the threats posed by the PRO Act.

It’s not just us that believe the PRO Act would harm Alaskans’ way of life. A recent poll found that 81% of Alaskans believe federal laws should continue to protect the rights of Alaskans to work as independent contractors. Moreover, when informed of the specifics of the PRO Act, 71% of Alaskans think the legislation, if passed, would dramatically limit their…

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