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National Day of Action to pass PRO Act on Thursday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Get ready to make your call!

Thursday, April 8 is a National Day of Action to urge the U.S. Senate to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The AFL-CIO and all supporters of the freedom to join together in unions will be flooding the Senate phone lines Thursday with calls of support for the PRO Act. Check The Stand and/or your email for details on Thursday.

Many of you have already contacted your lawmakers about this, and we thank you. We’re almost there. If the PRO Act is passed, working people’s rights will be protected for generations to come. So plan to make your call on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, join AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler and other prominent women labor leaders for “A Woman’s Place Is in Her Union: How the PRO Act Will Help Women Workers” live via Facebook and Twitter on Thursday, April 8 at 4 p.m. PT. Get details and register.

Why do we need the PRO Act?

Our outdated labor laws are no longer strong enough to protect us in the workplace.

High-profile corporations openly union-bust without facing consequences. Anti-worker lawmakers have passed divisive and racist “right to work” laws in 27 states. Inequality has skyrocketed without unions to fight back.

The PRO Act would change that.

Where is the bill now?

It passed the House on March 9 with bipartisan support. President Biden has called on Congress to send it to his desk. The Senate is the final obstacle, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the PRO Act will get a floor vote if 50 senators co-sponsor it.

On Thursday, let’s show the Senate that people are pro-union across the country and across party lines.


PREVIOUSLY at The Stand

Historic labor law reform passes U.S. House of Representatives (March 10)
Six ways the PRO Act restores workers’ bargaining power (March 18)
No, the PRO Act doesn’t threaten freelancers and contractors (March 25)

 

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