It's time all of us had dignity, respect at work: PRO Act Now!

Everyone deserves to be heard, treated with respect and have dignity at work. Unions give this power to workers, and that's why we need to pressure the U.S. Senate to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. We are participating in a national day of action Thursday with other working families to show there is support for what is concidered the most transformative, worker-centric piece of legislation since the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

The PRO Act promotes organizing and collective bargaining while at the same time establishes strong and swift penalties for companies who break the law. Outdated labor laws have hampered our fundamental right to join together and negotiate for better wages, benefits and working conditions. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act will empower America’s workers and make our economy work for working people. 

Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions and dignity for all people who work. The PRO Act is our first step to get there.

The PRO Act would also eliminate so-called right to work laws which have proven time and time again to be wrong for all working people. The PRO Act’s elimination of right to work would level a playing field for unions and increase our ability to organize and fight for our members. It would ensure that everyone who receives the wages and benefits provided in a collective bargaining agreement contributes to the cost of negotiating it. Local unions would finally be free of the financial burden of representing freeloaders; everyone would would pay their fair share!

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act for a second time on March 9, 2021, sending the bill to the U.S. Senate. We need continued action to remind Senators that America's working people need them to pass this important legislation.

Here are two ways you can help:

  1. Call your Senators' offices! Ask them where they stand on the PRO Act and either thank them or ask them for their support. To call your Senators dial 877-607-0785, make sure to call twice.
  2. Share our social media posts to help spread the word. You can find them on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Use the #PROAct and #PROActNow hashtags.

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