Our nation’s labor laws are woefully outdated and have become ineffective as a means for working people to have our voices heard.
But the most significant worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression is now in the hands of the Senate.
That bill, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, is landmark worker empowerment, civil rights and economic stimulus legislation, and an essential part of any plan to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act restores the right of workers to freely and fairly form a union and bargain together for changes in the workplace. It is a landmark worker empowerment, civil rights and economic stimulus legislation, and an essential part of any plan to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
The American Dream Hinges on the Collective Strength of Working People
As the collective strength of workers to negotiate for better pay and benefits has eroded, the gap between rich and poor has reached levels not experienced since the Great Depression. The result is an economy that does not work, where the vast majority of the people lack the incomes or the economic security to consume or invest.
More and more of America’s workers want to join a union. A recent study found that nearly half of all nonunion workers — more than 60 million people — would join a union today if given the chance. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. When working people come together in a union, we can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits and working conditions, and we also have a real say in critical workplace issues like time off to care for a loved one, the deployment of technology and protection from all kinds of discrimination.
How the PRO Act Will Help Employees Advocate for Improvements at Work
Write Your U.S. Senators and Urge Them to Support the PRO Act