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Protecting the Right to Organize Act – PRO Act

Date: April 30, 2021

Worker safety and worker’s voices go hand in hand. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, workers have come together and used our collective voice to demand and win job safety protections from this highly contagious virus.

This year, America’s labor movement and our allies are launching a full-scale national campaign to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would give the tens of millions of workers who want to form a union a fair path to do so.

Outdated labor laws have hampered our fundamental right to join and negotiate for better wages, benefits and working conditions.  Also, the PRO Act supports a workers first agenda by giving working people laws that protect our rights to organize, keep us safe at work and advance racial and economic justice.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act last year, but anti-worker legislators in the Senate blocked it. Undeterred, working people fought to elect pro-worker lawmakers to the Senate, House, and White House. And we won.

Lawmakers gave us their word they would make the PRO Act a top priority.  It is time for them to keep that promise. The House passed the PRO Act for a second time on March 9, 2021, sending the bill to the U.S. Senate.

The PRO Act is the cornerstone of the AFL-CIO’s Workers First Agenda. If it passes, it would:

  • Empower workers to organize and bargain.
  • Hold corporations accountable for union-busting.
  • Repeal “right to work” laws, which were created during the Jim Crow era to keep White and Black workers from organizing together.

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.

Now is the time to call your U.S. Senators and tell them to pass the PRO Act now!

Use this form and we will connect you to your U.S. Senators: Tell them to vote “yes” on the PRO Act

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