Victory! PRO Act passes the House
Late last week, Congress took the most significant step toward strengthening labor laws in the United States in more than 85 years. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday night voted on the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. “The PRO Act is the labor movement’s number one legislative priority this year for a reason,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Working people are hungry for a bill that will ensure a process for reaching a first contract once a union is recognized, prevent the misclassification of employees, protect the right to strike and so much else. America is ready for more unions; and a happier, healthier and upwardly mobile workforce will help reverse the inequality of income, opportunity and power that is threatening our families, our communities and our democracy.” In the coming weeks the AFL-CIO “will be rolling out additional components of a long-term campaign to fix our economy by fixing our labor laws, including a website, a Common Sense Economics issue education module, and other materials helpful to organizing and mobilizing around this issue.”
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