About the Pass the PRO Act Campaign
President Joe Biden 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.
On March 9th, 2021, the PRO Act passed in the House 225-206. It had the support of 220 Democrats and 5 Republicans. Now, it moves to the Senate where it has the support of 45 Senators as cosponsors. It also has the support of President Biden and VP Harris.
Now is our moment to get it across the finish line in the Senate.
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.
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 180 unions, 50 combined state labor federations, and statewide building trades councils comprising of more than 9 million members.
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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.
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Now that the PRO Act has passed the House, we must do everything in our power to get it across the finish line in the Senate. With a grassroots, state level approach, union locals across industries are working together to make sure we get the first positive labor law reform signed into law in nearly a century.