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CWA Board Votes To Make Passing The PRO Act To Build Worker Power ‘A Litmus Test’ For 2020 Candidate Endorsements

Published Sunday, October 27, 2019
by CWA News
CWA Board Votes To Make Passing The PRO Act To Build Worker Power ‘A Litmus Test’ For 2020 Candidate Endorsements

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Citing the importance and urgency of building Worker Power, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Executive Board has voted unanimously to make supporting the Protecting the Right to Organizing (PRO) Act a litmus test for 2020 incumbent political candidates to receive a CWA endorsement.

"If a sitting Member of Congress or a Senator ‘doesn't vote for’ the PRO Act to expand Workers' Rights, ‘they won't receive an endorsement for re-election from CWA in 2020,’" CWA President Chris Shelton said. "The ‘stakes have never been higher in this election for Workers.’  ‘All’ incumbent House and Senate candidates seeking the support of CWA Members ‘who are gearing up to knock on thousands of doors, make phone calls, and get out the vote must fight to pass this crucial piece of legislation.’  ‘Our future depends on it.’"

The PRO Act will give CWA Members and all Workers more power to win better wages, benefits and working conditions.  It will also protect Strikers, make it easier for Workers to join Unions, prevent the misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors, deal a blow to Right-To-Work (for less) Laws, and much more.

If you are wondering if your representative of Congress supports the PRO Act and other CWA priority legislation, you can check out CWA’s new Congressional Scorecard.

The scorecard is a resource for CWA members to educate themselves on where their elected officials stand and hold them accountable if they don't side with Working People.

To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: https://cwa-union.org/news/cwa-board-votes-make-passing-pro-act-build-worker-power-litmus-test-for-2020-endorsements?fbclid=IwAR3pghD7KNzrldTpdixKNGd47czKgJUqBvnBztNSw7yIPqrcmLvA6BxBIag

For More On This Labor News Story, Read This October 18th Labor Report, Headlined: Tell Congress: ‘Put The Power In The Hands Of Workers’ - Support The PRO Act, A ‘Crucial Step Toward Restoring’ Workers’ Rights On The Job

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