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Common Dreams

New Progressive Coalition Pressures Senate to Pass the PRO Act

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.

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Over 40 Progressive Orgs Unite to Pressure Congress to Pass Pro-Union PRO Act

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.

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Hart Research Associates

Surveys in Nine Key States on the PRO Act

Large majorities favor the PRO Act in every state surveyed by a margin of at least 30 points.

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This Is the Best Chance in Generations to Pass Pro-Worker Legislation

A new coalition of most powerful progressive organizations has united to push the Senate to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.

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The Virginian Pilot

Opinion: Warner should back PRO Act protections for workers

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.

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Teen Vogue 

The PRO Act: What’s in It and Why Is It a Labor Movement Priority?

…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.

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Organized Labor Puts Heat On Democratic Holdouts To Support PRO Act

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.

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Rolling Stone

Billy Bragg, Lucy Dacus Set for Conversation Series Supporting Labor Reform

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.

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13 Ways the PRO Act Helps Working People

The PRO Act is a generational opportunity for working America to reclaim power. Here are 13 ways that it helps working people.

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The Hill

Manchin throws support behind union-backed PRO Act

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.

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Press release

New Uber and Lyft gig worker bill in Congress blasted by America’s largest labor and progressive advocacy coalition

Advocates representing 24 million workers nationwide slam legislation just introduced that would permanently misclassify millions of app based workers: “Dangerous and designed to deny fair pay and protections”

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Press release

America’s largest labor and progressive advocacy coalition on Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act: “Workers facing union-busting CEOs need more to protect good jobs”

National coalition representing 24 million workers calls legislation a “good first step,” but demands Senate vote on PRO Act to deliver reform workers need

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Press release

NEW 2022 POLL: Young voters now rank worker rights as top election issue most likely to motivate them to vote in battleground states, as popular PRO ACT momentum soars

87% of young voters in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin more likely to back pro-worker candidates. New poll shows Democratic support for workers’ rights is a key component in midterm over-performance; more action could expand electorate with younger voters

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