PRO Act Day of Action Thursday
Call your Senator, record a video, and take part in a local event to support the PRO Act
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is perhaps the most important piece of labor legislation since the 1940s.
The PRO Act would reshape labor law to equal out the playing field, make it easier to organize a union, make it easier to get a first contract, and make Right to Work illegal. The bill has passed the House last month and has President Joe Biden’s support. Last week, he even included it in his unveiling of the American Jobs Plan. However, the bill doesn’t yet have enough votes in the Senate.
To convince Senators to support the bill, the AFL-CIO is planning a national day of action in support of the bill on April 8th. They are asking everyone to call their US Senators to ask them to support the PRO Act. There are currently five holdouts, Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema, both from Arizona, Mark Warner from Virginia, Joe Manchin from West Virginia, and Angus King, the Independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats.
In addition, the AFL-CIO is hosting a panel on April 8th called A Woman's Place Is in Her Union: How the #PROAct Will Help Women Workers. You can click here to RSVP. The panel will include important local female labor leaders and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Schuler to discuss how the PRO Act would help women in the workforce. Other events happening around the country include a Pass the PRO Act Rally in Dallas/Ft Worth, a Digital Action Campaign Event in Nashville, and a national event in Washington DC.
Another week of action on the PRO Act is being scheduled for April 26-May 1, which encompasses Workers Memorial Day and May Day.
Without these Senators on board, the bill is dead in the water since no Republicans are expected to support the bill. You can call your Senator by clicking here.
UCOMM has also set up a Capsule to allow you to record video messages to your Senators asking them to support the PRO Act. You can make a video by clicking here.