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Tell Congress: ‘Put The Power In The Hands Of Workers’ - Support The PRO Act, A ‘Crucial Step Toward Restoring’ Workers’ Rights On The Job

Published Friday, October 18, 2019
by CWA & Economic Policy Institute News
Tell Congress: ‘Put The Power In The Hands Of Workers’ - Support The PRO Act, A ‘Crucial Step Toward Restoring’ Workers’ Rights On The Job

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The ability of Working People to join together to negotiate with their employer for higher wages and better working conditions is a fundamental right - but for decades that right has been eroding, as employers exploit weaknesses in the law and interfere with Workers’ Rights - and face no real consequences for doing so.

The result has been stagnant wages, unsafe workplaces, and rising inequality.

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will go a long way toward restoring Workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively by streamlining the process when Workers form a Union, ensuring that they are successful in negotiating a first agreement, and holding employers accountable when they violate Workers’ Rights.

It is considered historic legislation that will help put power in the hands of Workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush Unions.

The PRO Act will: Help strengthen protections for workers forming a Union; Prevent the misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors; Deal a blow to Right-To-Work (for less) Laws; Protect strikes and other protest activities; and much more.

The PRO Act is an important effort to bring U.S. Labor Law into the 21st Century - giving Working People more power at a time when it is desperately needed.

Congress should pass the PRO Act immediately and give Working People what they need most: Fairness and a voice on the job.

When Workers stand together to organize, mobilize and Strike, they can build power and win the wages, benefits, and working conditions they need and deserve - but that can be extremely difficult when our current laws keep the balance of power tilted in favor of CEOs and the Super Rich.

For More On This Labor News Story, Go To: www.epi.org/press/the-pro-act-is-a-crucial-step-toward-restoring-workers-rights-on-the-job/ and https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/proact?link_id=1&can_id=597b03b6e76776b8f4dd5d560df2a790&source=email-you-havent-signed-the-petition-for-union-member-power&email_referrer=email_642007&email_subject=you-havent-signed-the-petition-for-union-member-power

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