TAKE ACTION: Support Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act now!

Call your member of Congress and tell them to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act now!

Working people fought to elect pro-worker lawmakers to the Senate, House and White House. They gave us their word they would make the PRO Act a top priority.

It’s time for them to keep that promise.

Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on the PRO ACT

“The New York State AFL-CIO stands shoulder-to-shoulder with union members across the country in support of the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) ACT.

It is the most significant worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression because it will expand collective bargaining ensuring workers can exercise our freedom to organize. Once a union is recognized, it will ensure workers reach a first contract quickly and it will hold accountable any employer who punishes striking workers or retaliates against collective bargaining.

We already know that when union membership is greater, our wages, benefits and quality of life are better.

Passing the PRO ACT is exactly the legislation we need to help lift working people out of the most challenging health and economic crisis of our lifetime.  

We call on all members of New York’s congressional delegation to support the bill and fight for its swift passage.”

 

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The PRO Act is the cornerstone of the AFL-CIO’s Workers First Agenda. If it passes, it would:

  • Empower workers to organize and bargain.
  • Hold corporations accountable for union-busting.
  • Repeal “right to work” laws, which were created during the Jim Crow era to keep White and Black workers from unionizing together.

Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions and dignity for all people who work. Passing the PRO Act will be our first step in getting there.

 

In Solidarity,

Team New York State AFL-CIO