Over decades the worker’s right to organize, join a union and have a voice on the job has been attacked again and again. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was passed in 1935, granting workers the right to form and join unions, protected their civil liberties to take action to improve their workplaces. These protections have been eroded by “right-to-work” laws, union-busting campaigns and economic extremism.
The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) would be the largest step forward in workers’ rights in nearly a century. Next week, Thursday, February 6, Congress is set to vote on the PRO Act, H.R. 2474. In support of the bill, unions from all sectors are asking our sisters and brothers to take action.
Here are some of the most important features of the PRO Act:
Banning the permanent replacement of striking workers;
Authorizing the National Labor Relations Board to enforce labor protections and ensure employers do not violate labor laws with impunity;
Prohibiting “captive audience” meetings an aggressive union-busting fear tactic;
Ending deceptive “right to work” laws;
Grant workers the freedom to negotiate with their employers by establishing a process to mediate and arbitrate to help the newly organized to secure a first contract.
Here’s what you can do to help:
Contact your member of Congress and tell them to support the PRO Act, H.R. 2474.;
Share your support on social media;