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The new group came as one expert told senators that “meaningful policy changes like the PRO Act are crucial for restoring a fair balance of power between workers and employers.
A new coalition of over 40 progressive organizations are aiming to fix that. The group, called the Worker Power Coalition, was launched on Thursday to push Congress to pass the PRO Act.
Hart Research Associates
Large majorities favor the PRO Act in every state surveyed by a margin of at least 30 points.
A new coalition of most powerful progressive organizations has united to push the Senate to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.
The Virginian Pilot
Sen. Mark Warner promised “to show that we can get the Senate to actually work.” Yet he is one of three Democratic holdouts refusing to co-sponsor the PRO Act, even after it passed the House with bipartisan support.
…this bill would be the first major worker-friendly labor law reform since the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935, would significantly expand workers’ ability to join and organize unions, and level heavy penalties on employers who stand in their way.
THE HUFF POST
All members of the Senate’s Democratic caucus have co-sponsored the bill except for Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Mark Warner of Virginia. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said last week that he will support the bill.
The fight to pass the PRO Act isn’t a political issue, it’s an issue of dignity and fairness for the people who spent the last year risking their lives to keep the rest of us safe,” Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party, said in a statement.
The PRO Act is a generational opportunity for working America to reclaim power. Here are 13 ways that it helps working people.
Machin’s support is significant because he is a centrist whose vote is key in a Senate evenly divided with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. But his support doesn’t ensure the measure will be law given that a handful of other Democrats have yet to voice support for the measure.