The Stand

Ahead of vote, call Congress to urge support for PRO Act

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The following is from the AFL-CIO:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 4, 2020) — Right now, Congress has a critical opportunity to strengthen workers’ rights.

Lawmakers, in 2019, introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474, which would give millions of America’s workers additional protections to organize and negotiate for better pay and benefits, and a voice on the job.

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on this crucial piece of legislation. But greedy CEOs will do everything they can to oppose working people standing together.

Can you make a call right now to tell your representative to pass the PRO Act?

It’s no secret that the right to form a union is under attack. “Right to work” laws are spreading, while wages have stagnated. More than ever, we need our lawmakers to stand up for working people’s rights—that’s where the PRO Act comes in. It would:

  • Penalize employers who violate workers’ right to organize.
  • Help workers secure a first contract.
  • Protect workers who go on strike.
  • Close loopholes that allow companies to misclassify workers as independent contractors.

Working people deserve the right to organize and demand living wages, safe workspaces and good benefits—and it’s up to our members of Congress to protect and strengthen that right. Call your representative and tell them to stand up for working families and pass the PRO Act!

Short URL: https://www.thestand.org/?p=83745

Posted by on Feb 4 2020. Filed under NATIONAL. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Washington state is UNION STRONG!

CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

WHAT’S HAPPENING

Archives

Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes