Washington, D.C. – National Restaurant Association Vice President of Public Policy and Legal Advocacy Shannon Meade today released the following statement on the introduction of the PRO Act of 2021:

“The PRO Act will make radical changes to settled workplace policies creating chaos for the restaurant industry while it struggles to survive. 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 workplace.

“If enacted, this bill will cripple restaurants, the overwhelming majority of which are small- and family-owned businesses operating on single digit margins—and what hurts these businesses hurts their employees and their communities.” 



Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.6 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We sponsor the industry's largest trade show (National Restaurant Association Show); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.

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