A statement from Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton on the House Committee on Education and Labor passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474, a bold proposal that would restore fairness to the economy by protecting workers’ right to stand together and negotiate for better working conditions, out of committee:
“CWA members are asking Congress to stand up for the working class by passing this much-needed legislation, and not a watered down version of the bill. At a time when wages haven’t even kept pace with inflation, the PRO Act will give workers a fighting chance to make sure they’re compensated fairly for their hard work."
"The PRO Act will empower workers across the country by strengthening their right to act collectively and join together in a union. It will enable workers to bargain for fair wages, improved benefits, and a more secure retirement. Additionally, the PRO Act will protect workers from anti-union discrimination, retaliation, and other coercive acts by their employers, bolstering remedies for violations of federal labor law; and offering other, much-needed amendments to the National Labor Relations Act to enhance solidarity, transparency, and coverage.”