Trumka says: Pass the PRO Act now

 

 

27 January 2021

 

We wanted to make sure you saw AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s (UMWA) op-ed in CNN yesterday.

President Biden said he wants to give unions more power under his administration. And he said that unions create economic growth and good-paying jobs.

We couldn’t agree more.

Did you know the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Feb. 6, 2020—then anti-worker legislators in the Senate completely blocked it.

The Senate could have voted on legislation that:

 

Protects our right to form unions.

Repeals “right to work” laws.

Sets penalties for companies that try to bust unions.

 

And it didn’t.

With this new Congress, we have a real shot at making the PRO Act the law of the land.

Let’s take it.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Team AFL-CIO