The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, known as the PRO Act, would amend some of the country’s decades-old labor laws to empower workers in their efforts to promote democracy and justice in their workplaces, add penalties for companies that retaliate against workers who organize, and grant hundreds of thousands of workers collective-bargaining rights currently enjoyed by other workers.
Passage of the PRO Act would allow musicians and other gig workers classified as independent contractors to organize and seek remedy under the laws of the National Labor Relations Act from employers who commit unfair labor practices against them. It would also weaken so-called “right-to-work” laws that permit non-union workers to avoid payment of representational costs when working under union contracts
The PRO Act was passed by the US House of Representatives in March, but has yet to be considered by the Senate. This week, labor unions across the country are joining together in a “PRO Act Week of Action” to advance the measure through Congress.
Now is the time for you to pitch in like you did during our successful pension campaign and strongly encourage Senators to come together and pass this important piece of the President’s labor champion’s agenda.