Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate introduced groundbreaking new legislation this week, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, to strengthen workers' rights.
The bill, supported by CWA, contains provisions to protect workers' right to strike for basic workplace improvements, strengthen remedies for workers who face illegal retaliation, prevent the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, protect the integrity of union elections, ensure that workers and employers are able to reach fair deals for a first contract, and more.
Over the past quarter-century, income has skyrocketed for CEOs and the wealthiest 1%, while wages have stagnated for workers and union density has declined substantially. Workers who join unions not only earn higher wages, but also have stronger protections against discrimination and retaliation, enhanced job security, better retirement benefits, and more effective ways of combating practices that jeopardize their health and safety on the job.
"The PRO Act would ensure that workers' right to a voice on the job would be protected," wrote CWA's Director of Legislation, Politics, and International Affairs Shane Larson in a letter urging legislators to support the bill. "In doing so, it would help combat skyrocketing economic inequality and strengthen the middle class."
Make sure your member of Congress has signed on to this important bill. Click here or dial 1-888-966-9836 to make your voice heard!