It's Time to Put Workers First: Tell Your Representative to Support the PRO Act!

Having the ability to bargain with our employers makes our workplaces safer; our wages, healthcare, and a retirement more secure; and builds the middle class in this country. However, for decades, we have seen a continued erosion of our worker protections and attacks on collective bargaining rights, putting us all at risk. 

It’s time to stand up and fight back.

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474), will fix our broken laws by: 

  • Making companies recognize contractors as part of the collective bargaining process so they can no longer continue to whittle down our membership by subcontracting.
  • Forcing an employer to reach a first contract in a timely manner with a newly organized group of workers. No more dragging out first contracts.
  • Reversing so-called Right to Work, regardless of state laws.
  • Prohibiting employers from forcing employees to attend anti-union meetings.
  • Permitting secondary picketing, strikes, and boycotts, allowing workers to stand in solidarity with others seeking to improve their wages and working conditions.
  • Toughening penalties for employers who illegally fire or retaliate against workers for protected union activities.
  • Prohibiting employers from hiring scabs or discriminating against workers during a strike or lockout.

Sign our petition to tell the U.S. House of Representatives to bring the bill to the floor.

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