About the Pass the PRO Act Campaign
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to “be the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” The labor movement played a pivotal role in delivering Biden’s victory, now it’s time for the Biden administration to deliver for workers.
In February of this year, Congress passed the PRO Act. It has 218 cosponsors in the House, 41 cosponsors in the Senate, and the support of both President-elect Biden and VP Kamala Harris.
It’s time for each and every one of them to fight for and demand the labor law reform we need, beginning with the PRO Act.
The PRO Act would dramatically grow workers’ power on the job by expanding union membership, reforming decades-old labor laws, banning so-called “right to work” laws and ending employer intimidation or interference in union drives.
We’ve been sold false promises for decades, and it must come to an end now.
If the labor movement stands together united across industries in this one demand, we can win.
The stakes for all of us couldn’t be higher.
After nearly 100 years without positive labor law reform, we must work together to pass the PRO Act.
The Pass the PRO Act Campaign is supported by 70 unions and federations comprising 5 million members.
ways the PRO Act can transform labor rights in the United States
- The PRO Act prevents employers from interfering in union elections & prohibits employers from requiring workers to attend anti-union meetings.
- The PRO Act removes prohibitions on workers acting in solidarity with workers at other workplaces & protects workers who engage in peaceful protest actions with their fellow workers.
- The PRO Act creates a mediation and arbitration process to ensure newly formed unions reach a first contract. Today, even when workers succeed in forming a union, nearly half of newly formed unions fail to ever reach a contract with the employer.
- The PRO Act prohibits companies from permanently replacing workers who participate in a strike.
- The PRO Act prevents employers from misclassifying their workers as independent contractors.
- The PRO Act authorizes meaningful penalties for employers that violate workers’ rights.
- The PRO Act requires the NLRB to immediately seek an injunction to reinstate workers who suffer retaliation for exercising their rights.
- The PRO Act allows workers to seek justice in court when employers unlawfully interfere with their NLRA rights or retaliate against them for exercising NLRA rights.
- The PRO Act prevents workers from being denied remedies due to their immigration status.
- The PRO Act requires employers to post notices that inform workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, and to disclose contracts with consultants hired to persuade employees on how to exercise their rights.
Join The Pass The PRO Act Campaign!
The bosses have been rolling back our labor rights for nearly 100 years. And for decades, politicians have offered little but empty promises. It’s time to find out which side they’re on. The Pass The PRO Act campaign is planning to lobby every member of Congress, every Senator and the Biden administration to get them on the record pledging to fight for the PRO Act in the next session. With a grassroots, state level approach, union locals across industries will work together to find out which side the politicians who work for them are on.