On Wednesday, CWA 7777 Local President Debbie Medina spoke at a virtual press conference on why CWA members are working so hard to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The PRO Act would make it easier to join unions, win first contract agreements, and engage in more powerful strikes.
"My dad's story of being fired and replaced for standing up for his rights on the job happened in 1977 but it still happens today to workers all across this country," said Medina. "Because of weak, outdated labor law, when workers choose to stand up to corporations making insurmountable profits off their backs, they can get fired. The PRO Act would end employers' practice of punishing striking workers by hiring permanent replacements. Speaking up for labor rights is within every worker's rights, and workers shouldn't lose our jobs for it."