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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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Truthout

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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Vice

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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THE HUFF POST

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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ALF-CIO

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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BLOG POST

Workers facing union-busting CEOs need more to protect good jobs

American workers and the progressive movement won important gains in Democrats’ inflation bill recently passed by Congress, which lowers costs for working families and makes historic investment in green energy. But until the Senate finally passes the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, millions of American workers will continue to struggle in an economy rigged against them and tilted in favor of giant corporations.

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Press release

Senate under pressure as labor unions, environmental justice groups double down in push for PRO Act passage

As legislative calendar winds down, coalition representing 24 million workers and dozens of progressive organizations turns up pressure in demands for a Senate vote on the marquee labor legislation

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Press release

BREAKING: New NLRB Report Showing 53% Spike In Union Drives Coupled With Troubling 23% Surge In Union Busting Complaints Require Immediate Action from Congress

Coalition of labor unions representing 24 million workers, environmental groups, and progressive advocacy organizations say new trends demonstrate need for Congress boost of NLRB funding to protect workers, structural changes to dangerously outdated federal labor laws

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Press release

Democrats blocked predicted midterm election “red wave” through leadership on worker rights

Election night returns show Democratic path to victory for future years will hinge increasingly on action for economic justice issues for the working class

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